Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe

Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara

  • Bala R. Iyer
  • Biplab Bhawal

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 100)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. B. Carter
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bernard F. Whiting
    Pages 17-32
  4. E. G. Kalnins, W. Miller Jr., G. C. Williams
    Pages 33-52
  5. Jacob D. Bekenstein
    Pages 87-102
  6. B. L. Hu, Alpan Raval, Sukanya Sinha
    Pages 103-120
  7. R. C. Myers
    Pages 121-136
  8. Spenta R. Wadia
    Pages 137-148
  9. Abhay Ashtekar, Kirill Krasnov
    Pages 149-170
  10. K. Rajesh Nayak
    Pages 207-218
  11. J. M. Aguirregabiria, A. Chamorro, J. Suinaga
    Pages 219-234
  12. M. Vivekanand
    Pages 235-248
  13. Paul J. Wiita
    Pages 249-264
  14. K. Menou, E. Quataert, R. Narayan
    Pages 265-288
  15. Ajit K. Kembhavi
    Pages 289-308
  16. Nils Andersson
    Pages 335-350
  17. R. H. Price
    Pages 351-366
  18. Nigel T. Bishop, Roberto Gomez, Luis Lehner, Bela Szilagyi, Jeffrey Winicour, Richard A. Isaacson
    Pages 383-408
  19. B. S. Sathyaprakash
    Pages 409-436
  20. Peter K. S. Dunsby, George F. R. Ellis
    Pages 493-508
  21. Jayant V. Narlikar
    Pages 509-524
  22. Abhay Ashtekar, Alejandro Corichi, Monica Pierri
    Pages 535-550
  23. N. Panchapakesan
    Pages 551-558
  24. Bala R. Iyer, Biplab Bhawal
    Pages 559-565
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 567-570

About this book


Our esteemed colleague C. V. Vishveshwara, popularly known as Vishu, turned sixty on 6th March 1998. His colleagues and well wishers felt that it would be appropriate to celebrate the occasion by bringing out a volume in his honour. Those of us who have had the good fortune to know Vishu, know that he is unique, in a class by himself. Having been given the privilege to be the volume's editors, we felt that we should attempt something different in this endeavour. Vishu is one of the well known relativists from India whose pioneer­ ing contributions to the studies of black holes is universally recognised. He was a student of Charles Misner. His Ph. D. thesis on the stability of the Schwarzschild black hole, coordinate invariant characterisation of the sta­ tionary limit and event horizon for Kerr black holes and subsequent seminal work on quasi-normal modes of black holes have passed on to become the starting points for detailed mathematical investigations on the nature of black holes. He later worked on other aspects related to black holes and compact objects. Many of these topics have matured over the last thirty years. New facets have also developed and become current areas of vigorous research interest. No longer are black holes, ultracompact objects or event horizons mere idealisations of mathematical physicists but concrete entities that astrophysicists detect, measure and look for. Astrophysical evidence is mounting up steadily for black holes.


Accretion Cosmology Gravity Relativity Universe astrophysics general relativity mathematical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bala R. Iyer
    • 1
  • Biplab Bhawal
    • 2
  1. 1.Raman Research InstituteBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.National Astronomical ObservatoryTAMA ProjectOsawa, Mitaka, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5121-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0934-7
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