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We would also invite former University alumni to consider making their theses Open Access, too." While the University is committed to archiving all theses it is often a struggle gaining permission to open up historic theses.
With the online publication of Professor Hawking's thesis, Cambridge now hopes to encourage its former academics - which includes 98 Nobel Affiliates - to make their work freely available to all.
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This collection of MIT Theses in DSpace contains selected theses and dissertations from all MIT departments.
" Dr Arthur Smith, Deputy Head of Scholarly Communication, said: "Open Access enables research.
By eliminating the barriers between people and knowledge we can realise new breakthroughs in all areas of science, medicine and technology.
To celebrate Open Access Week 2017, Cambridge University Library's Office of Scholarly Communication has today announced Professor Hawking's permission to make his thesis freely available and Open Access in .
By making his Ph D thesis Open Access, anyone can now freely download and read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate.