Stephen Hawking’s PhD thesis was accessed more than two million times within epoches of it being made available to the public, it has been revealed.
Prof Hawking’s 1966 act attested so favourite on the day of its exhaust it crashed the publications region of Cambridge University’s website.
More than 500,000 parties have also tried to download the paper, entitled “Properties of expanding universes”.
Dr Arthur Smith, from colleges and universities, called the figures “monumental”.
“This is far and away the most accessed piece we have in the university’s Apollo repository, ” Dr Smith, deputy head of scholarly communication, said.