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The Kerr Spacetime: Rotating Black Holes in General Relativity Hardcover – 22 Jan 2009


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A unique, comprehensive overview of the Kerr space-time this book provides an excellent introduction for researchers and graduate students in observational and theoretical astrophysics, general relativity, and high-energy physics. It contains original contributions and historical accounts from pioneers in the theory and observation of black holes, including Roy Kerr.

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David Wiltshire is a Professor of Physics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is known for his work in higher-dimensional gravity, brane worlds, black holes and cosmology. Since 2005 his research has focused on the problem of dark energy, the averaging of the inhomogeneous universe and foundational implications for cosmology.

Matt Visser is Professor of Mathematics at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has published widely in the areas of general relativity, quantum field theory, and theoretical cosmology. He is best known for his contributions to the theory of traversable wormholes, chronology protection, and analogue spacetimes.

Susan Scott is Associate Professor in the Centre for Gravitational Physics at the Australian National University. She is well-known for her contributions to mathematical relativity and cosmology, and is currently President of the Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.

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