'Generalised Tolman-Bondi Cosmologies and Kerr
I was a PhD student at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge from
October 1999 - October 2002 and worked with Professor Donald Lynden-Bell.
My thesis covered two problems in relativity. The first was a
generalisation of the Tolman-Bondi solution of the Einstein field
equations to include tangential pressure provided by angular momentum. The
second was to find bound states of the Dirac equation in the 'Magic'
electromagnetic field obtained by taking the G = 0 limit of the
Kerr-Newman black hole spacetime. Each of these projects is described
elsewhere on this website.
A gzipped postscript copy of my thesis may be downloaded by clicking here.
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