School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research

Prof Matt Visser

School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research

Phone: 04 463 5115
Location: Room 321, Cotton Building, Gate 7 Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Matt Visser

Teaching in 2015

MATH 141 - Calculus 1A
Course Coordinator

MATH 301 - Differential Equations
Course Lecturer

MATH 321 - Applied Mathematics I
Course Coordinator

MATH 322 - Applied Mathematics II
Course Coordinator

MATH 323 - Mathematics for Earth Sciences
Course Coordinator


PhD UC Berkeley

Research Interests

Black Holes, General Relativity, Cosmology


Undergraduate: Victoria University of Wellington.

Graduate: University of California at Berkeley.

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.

Book on "Wormhole physics": Lorentzian wormholes: from Einstein to Hawking

Book on "Analogue gravity": Artificial Black Holes

Book on "Rotating black holes": The Kerr spacetime: rotating black holes in general relativity




Fellow of the American Physical Society

APS Outstanding Referee