Robert Geroch

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Robert Geroch
Born (1942-06-01) 1 June 1942 (age 76)
NationalityAmerican
Known forGeroch energy
Geroch's splitting theorem
Geroch group
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
Mathematics
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Doctoral advisorJohn Archibald Wheeler
Doctoral studentsAbhay Ashtekar
Gary Horowitz

Robert Geroch (born 1 June 1942 in Akron, Ohio)[1] is an American theoretical physicist and professor at the University of Chicago. He has worked prominently on general relativity and mathematical physics and has promoted the use of category theory in mathematics and physics. He was the Ph.D. supervisor for Abhay Ashtekar and Gary Horowitz. He also proved an important theorem in spin geometry.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Geroch obtained his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1967 under the supervision of John Archibald Wheeler.

Writings[edit]

Articles[edit]

  • Geroch, Robert (1968), "Spinor Structure of Space-Times in General Relativity. I", Journal of Mathematical Physics, 9: 1739–1743

Books[edit]

Unpublished notes[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ American Men and Women of Science, Thomson Gale, 2004
  2. ^ Geroch, Robert (1968), "Spinor Structure of Space-Times in General Relativity. I", Journal of Mathematical Physics, 9: 1739–1743
  3. ^ Parker, Phillip E. (1984), "On some theorems of Geroch and Stiefel", Journal of Mathematical Physics, 25 (3): 597–599, doi:10.1063/1.1665067

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