Background
Misner, Charles William was born on June 13, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan, United States.
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This landmark text offers a rigorous full-year graduate level course on gravitation physics, teaching students to: • Grasp the laws of physics in flat spacetime • Predict orders of magnitude • Calculate using the principal tools of modern geometry • Predict all levels of precision • Understand Einstein's geometric framework for physics • Explore applications, including pulsars and neutron stars, cosmology, the Schwarzschild geometry and gravitational collapse, and gravitational waves • Probe experimental tests of Einstein's theory • Tackle advanced topics such as superspace and quantum geometrodynamics The book offers a unique, alternating two-track pathway through the subject: • In many chapters, material focusing on basic physical ideas is designated as Track 1. These sections together make an appropriate one-term advanced/graduate level course (mathematical prerequisites: vector analysis and simple partial-differential equations). The book is printed to make it easy for readers to identify these sections. • The remaining Track 2 material provides a wealth of advanced topics instructors can draw from to flesh out a two-term course, with Track 1 sections serving as prerequisites.
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Misner, Charles William was born on June 13, 1932 in Jackson, Michigan, United States.
In 1954 and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in 1957. His dissertation, Outline of Feynman Quantization of General Relativity. Derivation of Field Equations.
Vanishing of The Hamiltonian, was completed under John Wheeler.
Prior to completing his Doctor of Philosophy, Misner joined the faculty of Princeton Physics Department with the rank of Instructor (1956–1959) and was subsequently promoted to assistant professor (1959–1963).
His specialties include general relativity and cosmology. His work has also provided early foundations for studies of quantum gravity and numerical relativity. Academic training and university positions Misner received his Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1952.
He then moved to Princeton University where he earned an Master of Arts During his career, Misner advised 22 Doctor of Philosophy students primarily at Princeton and at the University of Maryland.
Misner has held visiting positions at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (also known as the Albert Einstein Institute). The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Pontifical Academy of Cracow (Poland). The Institute for Physical Problems in Moscow (during the time of the Soviet Union).
The California Institute of Technology, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge.
Research Most of Misner"s research falls into the area of general relativity, which describes the gravitational interactions of very massive bodies. He has contributed to the early understanding of cosmology where he was one of the first to point out the horizon problem, the role of topology in general relativity, quantum gravity, and numerical relativity. In the areas of cosmology and topology, he first studied the mixmaster universe, which he devised in an attempt to better understand the dynamics of the early universe, and developed a solution to the Einstein field equation that is now known as Misner space.
Together with Richard Arnowitt and Stanley Deser, he published a Hamiltonian formulation of the Einstein equation that split Einstein"s unified spacetime back into separated space and time.
This set of equations, known as the ADM formalism, plays a role in some attempts to unify quantum mechanics with general relativity. lieutenant is also the mathematical starting point for most techniques for numerically solving Einstein"s equations.
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Fellow American Physical Society, Royal Astronomical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Association Advancement Science. Member Philosophy of Science Association, American Mathematics Society Federation American Scientists.
Son of Francis deSales and Madge B. (Mee) M. Married Susanne Elisabeth Kemp, June 13, 1959. Children: Benedicte Elisabeth, Francis Frithjof, Timothy Charles, Christopher Kemp.