# Roy Kerr

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New Zealand mathematician and bridge player

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## Why Is Roy Kerr Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Roy Patrick Kerr 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. His solution to Einstein's equations predicted spinning black holes before they were discovered.

## Roy Kerr's Published Works

### Published Works

- Gravitational field of a spinning mass as an example of algebraically special metrics (1963) (2294)
- Solutions of the Einstein and Einstein‐Maxwell Equations (1969) (327)
- Republication of: A new class of vacuum solutions of the Einstein field equations (2009) (74)
- Discovering the Kerr and Kerr-Schild metrics (2007) (52)
- Some Applications of the Infinitesimal‐Holonomy Group to the Petrov Classification of Einstein Spaces (1961) (50)
- Einstein spaces with symmetry groups (1970) (37)
- Einstein Spaces With Four‐Parameter Holonomy Groups (1961) (31)
- Asymptotic Properties of the Electromagnetic Field (1964) (28)
- On the lorentz-covariant approximation method in general relativity (1959) (27)
- On the lorentz-invariant approximation method in general relativity (1959) (22)
- Singularities in the Kerr-Schild metrics (1977) (22)
- Nonstationary Kerr congruences (1995) (22)
- Homogeneous Dust‐Filled Cosmological Solutions (1966) (21)
- Einstein spaces and homothetic motions. I (1980) (19)
- Diverging type-D metrics (1977) (18)
- The lorentz-covariant approximation method in general relativity. — I (1959) (12)
- Gravitomagnetic Interaction of a Kerr Black Hole with a Magnetic Field as the Source of the Jetted GeV Radiation of Gamma-Ray Bursts (2022) (11)
- On the quasi-static approximation in general relativity (1960) (6)
- The Kerr-Schild ansatz revised (2010) (5)
- THE LORENTZ-COVARIANT APPROXIMATION METHOD IN GENERAL RELATIVITY. PART I (1959) (4)
- ON THE LORENTZ-INVARIANT APPROXIMATION METHOD IN GENERAL RELATIVITY. III. THE EINSTEIN-MAXWELL FIELD (1959) (4)
- Einstein vacuum field equations with a single non-null Killing vector (1991) (4)
- Editorial note to: R. P. Kerr and A. Schild, A new class of vacuum solutions of the Einstein field equations (2009) (3)
- Rotating Black Holes and the Kerr Metric (2008) (3)
- On spherically symmetric solutions in Moffat’s unified field theory (1958) (3)
- ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE KERR METRIC (2008) (2)
- J un 2 00 7 1 Discovering the Kerr and Kerr-Schild metrics (2008) (2)
- For we are young and free. Design + manifesto = a new world order (2008) (1)
- A general theorem on gravitational metrics in prolate spheroidal coordinates (1989) (0)
- A new 2D model for 3D Euler (2006) (0)
- Cracking the Einstein Code: Relativity and the Birth of Black Hole Physics With an Afterword (2016) (0)
- gr-qc/9501012 NONSTATIONARY KERR CONGRUENCES (1995) (0)
- Reminiscences: A personal spin on black holes (2004) (0)

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