• Analysis and Visualization of Exact Solutions to Einstein's Field Equations 

      Abdelqader, Majd (2013-10-02)
      Einstein's field equations are extremely difficult to solve, and when solved, the solutions are even harder to understand. In this thesis, two analysis tools are developed to explore and visualize the curvature of spacetimes. ...
    • Defining gravitational singularities in general relativity 

      Wurster, James Howard (2008-07-22)
      Singularities have been a long-standing problem in general relativity. In all other fields of physics, singularities can be easily located and avoided; in general relativity, singularities have an impact on the creation ...
    • On the influence of the cosmological constant on trajectories of light and associated measurements 

      Lebedev, Dmitri (2013-10-01)
      In this thesis we review and build on the common methods used to analyze null geodesics in Schwarzschild de Sitter space. We present a general technique which allows finding measurable intersection angles of null trajectories ...
    • The Volume of Black Holes 

      Ballik, William John Victor (2012-06-06)
      The invariant four-volume ($\mathcal V$) of a complete four-dimensional black hole (the volume of the spacetime at and interior to the horizon) diverges. However, if one considers the black hole resulting from the gravitational ...