Alexandra Elbakyan

Sci-Hub

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Year of Birth

1988

Nationality

KZ

Field of Knowledge

Computer Science


Twitter

@Sci_Hub

Alexandra Asanovna Elbakyan (Russian: Алекса́ндра Аса́новна Элбакя́н, born 1988) is a Kazakhstani computer programmer and creator of the website Sci-Hub, which provides free access to research papers. According to Elbakyan, Sci-Hub has served over a billion science articles to its visitors since 2011.She has been described as an Internet “pirate in hiding” & “Science’s Pirate Queen”. Nature has listed her in 2016 in the top ten people that mattered in science, Ars Technica has compared her to Aaron Swartz, and The New York Times has compared her to Edward Snowden.

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