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 Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?

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Bub

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PostSubject: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:47 pm

Here are some links:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/10/23/so-many-people-want-to-read-stephen-hawkings-phd-thesis-its-crashing-the-website/?utm_term=.0baf0c799a8d

https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/step-inside-the-mind-of-the-young-stephen-hawking-as-his-phd-thesis-goes-online-for-first-time


While I have not tried reading his thesis, I am sure that it would help if you had your favorite Dunhill pipe filled with My Mixture, a fire in the fireplace, and a glass of sherry.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:16 pm

Ok so 68 pages in so far and my head hurts! Surprisingly its not such a bad read but its heavy on the formulas and calculations.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:41 pm

Sounds absolutely deeelish! Besides, I might need something to read this winter....
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:16 pm

Like millions of others, I read A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. I enjoyed it and learned a good bit. As much as I find him a fascinating, significant person, I don't think I can do a thesis.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:33 pm

Ok so I've finished it, but realize now that you can't ever finish it. It will require much more processing to get my head around all the formulas and numbers but this is a seriously interesting area. Don't be put off by it being a thesis. Its still an actual decent read that doesn't go so overboard in assuming you know about the subject. Will provide many hours of contemplation.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:13 pm

I can't get past the fireplace, sherry and pipe.
Maybe I am just stuck...“To boldly go where no man — where no one — has gone… before.”
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:51 am

I hope you got your copies before the rush

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41775910
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone want to read Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis?   Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:51 pm

Haven't had a chance yet but was planning on it this winter.
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