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Roy Kerr

Date of Birth 16-May-1934
Place of Birth Kurow
(New Zealand)
Nationality New Zealand
Also know as Roy Patrick Kerr
Profession Mathematician
Roy Patrick Kerr CNZM is a New Zealand mathematician who is best known for discovering the Kerr vacuum, an exact solution to the Einstein field equation of general relativity. His solution models the gravitational field outside an uncharged rotating massive object, including a rotating black hole.

Awards by Roy Kerr

Check all the awards nominated and won by Roy Kerr.


Albert Einstein Medal
(For his 1963 discovery of a solution to Einstein's gravitational field equations.)


Rutherford Medal
(For his outstanding discoveries in the extra-terrestrial world of black holes.)


Hughes Medal
(for his distinguished work on relativity, especially for his discovery of the so-called Kerr Black Hole, which has been very influential)