Roy Kerr

1934 - Today

Roy Kerr

Roy Patrick Kerr (; born 16 May 1934) is a New Zealand mathematician who discovered the Kerr geometry, 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roy Kerr has received more than 93,788 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 490th most popular mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Roy Kerr ranks 490 out of 746Before him are Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov, Diocles, Samuel Eilenberg, Thomas Digges, Mihailo Petrović, and Charles Julien Brianchon. After him are Ulisse Dini, Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Jacques Herbrand, Philipp Frank, David Mumford, and Jim Simons.

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Among people born in 1934, Roy Kerr ranks 193Before him are Luis Héctor Villalba, Zilda Arns, Anna Maria Ferrero, Rudi Carrell, Ronald Harwood, and Paul Josef Cordes. After him are Gennadiy Aygi, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, Otis Rush, Jackie Wilson, Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, and Aleksei Yeliseyev.

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In New Zealand

Among people born in New Zealand, Roy Kerr ranks 23 out of 145Before him are Nancy Wake (1912), John Money (1921), Jane Campion (1954), Marton Csokas (1966), Helen Clark (1950), and Manu Bennett (1969). After him are Karl Urban (1972), Andrew Niccol (1964), Peter Snell (1938), William Phillips (1914), John Key (1961), and Cliff Curtis (1968).


Among mathematicians born in New Zealand, Roy Kerr ranks 1After him are Vaughan Jones (1952).

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