11 May 2016

Mathematics and Black holes: Professor Roy Kerr

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 11 May 2016
Professor Roy Kerr

Professor Roy Kerr Photo: University of Canterbury

Jesse's guest on Bookmarks is Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr who has just received the highest academic title the University of Canterbury can bestow - Canterbury Distinguished Professor. 

He is one of only three in the university's 143-year history to achieve such status and it comes after the announcement Professor Kerr will receive the prestigious Crafoord Prize in Sweden later this month.

As Professor of Mathematics at Canterbury, Prof Kerr's studies in the formation of black holes earnt him praise from  Stephen Hawking in the book A Brief History of Time.

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