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Professor C.V. Vishveshwara: "Black Holes: Imprints of the Invisible"


Image credit: Alain Riazuelo.
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Place: Yerkes Observatory Library
Admission: Adult $10, Student $5


Professor C.V. Vishveshwara was born in Bangalore, India.

He earned his doctorate at the University of Maryland and was subsequently a member of the faculty at New York University, Boston University, and the University of Pittsburgh.

After returning to Bangalore, he was a senior professor at both the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and the Raman Research Institute, as well as being a visiting professor at several universities. Vishveshwara founded the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium and served as its first director.

His research includes the stability of Schwarzschild Black Holes and the structure of both non-rotating Schwarzschild Black Holes and rotating Kerr Black Holes. He also discovered the quasinormal modes of black-hole vibrations which will be targeted by gravitational radiation detectors when they become operative. In addition, he has made significant contributions to other areas of Einstein's general theory of relativity. He has published many technical papers and popular articles including one describing his association with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, who was a former director of Yerkes. Professor Vishveshwara is the author of the highly acclaimed popular book, Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in My Bubble Bath (Copernicus, 2006), which presents a comprehensive account of black-hole physics.

Links:
Article on association with Chandrasekhar:
http://www.iisc.ernet.in/currsci/apr252000/generalia.pdf

Einstein's Enigma or Black Holes in my Bubble Bath:
http://www.springer.com/astronomy/popular+astronomy/book/978-3-540-33199-5

Planetarium in Bangalore:
http://taralaya.org/

Wikipedia link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._V._Vishveshwara

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