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
Teaching in 2014
MATH 141 - Calculus 1A
MATH 301 - Differential Equations
MATH 321 - Applied Mathematics I
MATH 322 - Applied Mathematics II
MATH 323 - Mathematics for Earth Sciences
MATH 464 - Differential Geometry
MATH 465 - General Relativity and Cosmology
PhD UC Berkeley
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