Department of Physics, University of Florida
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- PhD Melbourne University (1979)
Bernard Whiting is interested in both theoretical end experimental approaches to the detection and understanding of gravitational waves, as predicted in General Relativity. This currently includes an active involvement in the global effort to measure gravitational radiation from collapsing stars and colliding astrophysical compact objects. Black hole physics has occupied a large part of Dr Whiting's research over a period of more than 30 years. His work encompasses both classical general relativity as well as a semi-classical approach to a quantum theory of gravity. It has addressed both perturbative and non-perturbative effects in black hole thermodynamics, and involves ongoing work on the final state of black hole evaporation.