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The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

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Journeys into one of the most fascinating intellectual adventures of recent decadesDescribes exciting possibilities related to black holes and naked singularitiesDiscusses observational implications and signatures of space-time singularitiesExcellent supplement to existing physics or cosmology courses

Author: Joshi Pankaj
Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Pages: 225
ISBN: 9780199686766
Cover: Hardback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2015

Dr Pankaj S. Joshi works as a Senior Professor with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai. His research is in the fields of gravitation and cosmology and he has published more than 150 research papers as well as monographs and books on the subject. He has held visiting faculty positions in several countries doing research and lecturing on these topics and has won several awards as well as Fellowships to scientific academies. Professor Joshi has made fundamental contributions in black hole physics and gravitation theory. His extensive analysis of general relativistic gravitational collapse has been widely recognized as providing significant insights into the final fate of massive collapsing stars in the universe, formation of space-time singularities, and cosmic censorship. He has also contributed a large number of books and articles towards science outreach and has given many public lectures.

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