Fundamental Theories of Physics

Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe

Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara

Editors: Iyer, Balasubramanian, Bhawal, B. (Eds.)

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About this book

Our esteemed colleague C. V. Vishveshwara, popularly known as Vishu, turned sixty on 6th March 1998. His colleagues and well wishers felt that it would be appropriate to celebrate the occasion by bringing out a volume in his honour. Those of us who have had the good fortune to know Vishu, know that he is unique, in a class by himself. Having been given the privilege to be the volume's editors, we felt that we should attempt something different in this endeavour. Vishu is one of the well known relativists from India whose pioneer­ ing contributions to the studies of black holes is universally recognised. He was a student of Charles Misner. His Ph. D. thesis on the stability of the Schwarzschild black hole, coordinate invariant characterisation of the sta­ tionary limit and event horizon for Kerr black holes and subsequent seminal work on quasi-normal modes of black holes have passed on to become the starting points for detailed mathematical investigations on the nature of black holes. He later worked on other aspects related to black holes and compact objects. Many of these topics have matured over the last thirty years. New facets have also developed and become current areas of vigorous research interest. No longer are black holes, ultracompact objects or event horizons mere idealisations of mathematical physicists but concrete entities that astrophysicists detect, measure and look for. Astrophysical evidence is mounting up steadily for black holes.

Table of contents (34 chapters)

  • The Black Hole Equilibrium Problem

    Carter, B.

    Pages 1-16

  • Stability of Black Holes

    Whiting, Bernard F.

    Pages 17-32

  • Separability of Wave Equations

    Kalnins, E. G. (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Energy-Conservation Laws for Perturbed Stars and Black Holes

    Ferrari, V.

    Pages 53-68

  • Gravitational Collapse and Cosmic Censorship

    Wald, Robert M.

    Pages 69-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara
Editors
  • Balasubramanian Iyer
  • B. Bhawal
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
100
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0934-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0934-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5308-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5121-9
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 570
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