Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of

Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics Albert Einstein s theory of general relativity describes the effect of gravitation on the shape of space and the flow of time But forthan four decades after its publication, the theory remained largely a curiosity for scientists however accurate it seemed, Einstein s mathematical code represented by six interlocking equations was one of the most difficult t Having worked with the Kerr metric in the past, and having a fair understanding of the machinery of GR, it was great to read a historical narrative that puts into perspective the people and the work done during the golden age of relativity. A very good read for one wanting to understand the concept of relativity in a straightforward and elegant manner An excellent dedication to Roy Kerr who has helped us better understand the nature of relativity and black hole physics A highly recommended read.

About the Author: Fulvio Melia

Fulvio Melia is an Italian American physicist astrophysicist and author He is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Arizona and Associate Editor of the Astrophysical Journal Letters A former Presidential Young Investigator and Sloan Research Fellow, he is the author of six books andthan 230 articles on theoretical astrophysics Wikipedia

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