School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research

Prof Matt Visser

Professor
School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research
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Phone: 04 463 5115
Location: Room 321, Cotton Building, Gate 7 Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Prof Matt Visser

Qualifications

PhD UC Berkeley

Research Interests

Black Holes, General Relativity, Cosmology

Biography

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

Honours

FRSNZ

FQXi

Fellow of the American Physical Society

APS Outstanding Referee

Publications