Robert Wald

Robert Wald nsIn black hole thermodynamics, Robert M. Wald (1947-) is an American physicist noted for his 1994 Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Black Hole Thermodynamics, a subject he is considered as one of the world’s leading experts. [1] The book is a result of 1992 lectures delivered to the Les Houches School on Gravitation and Quantization. [2]

Education
Wald completed his PhD, thesis: Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse and Black Hole Uniqueness, at Princeton in 1972. [3] In 1974, he became a research associate at the University of Chicago. [4] Wald is currently the chairman of the department of physics at the University of Chicago. [5]

References
1. (a) Cauchi, Stephen. (2004). “Hawking’s Mind Changes Over Matter.” TheAge.com.au, Jul 23.
2. Wald, Robert M. (1994). Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime and Blackhole Thermodynamics. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
3. Wald, Robert M. (1972). Nonspherical Gravitational Collapse and Black Hole Uniqueness, thesis/dissertation. Princeton University.
4. Koppes, Steve, Sanders, Seth, Schonwald, Josh, Schuler, Peter, and Easton, John. (2002). “Seven on Faculty receive named Professorships, DSP appointments.” The University of Chicago Chronicle, Vol 21, Issue 8, Jan 24.
5. Robert M. Wald (faculty) – General Relativity | Department of Physics, University of Chicago.

Further reading
● Gomberoff, Andres and Marolf, Donald. (2005). Lectures on Quantum Gravity (ch. 1: The Thermodynamics of Black Holes, pg. 1-38, by Robert W. Wald; section 2.2: Planck length and black hole thermodynamics, pgs. 40-42). Springer.

External links
Robert Wald – Wikipedia.
Wald, Robert M. – WorldCat Identities.

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