Prof Matt Visser

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Professor School of Mathematics and Statistics


Teaching in 2020


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




Teaching in 2020