Robert Geroch
Robert Geroch
Born (1942-06-01) 1 June 1942 (age 75)
Nationality American
Known for Geroch energy
Geroch's splitting theorem
Geroch group
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor John Archibald Wheeler
Doctoral students Abhay Ashtekar

Robert Geroch (born 1 June 1942 in Akron, Ohio)[1] is an American theoretical physicist and professor at the University of Chicago. He has worked prominently on general relativity and mathematical physics and has promoted the use of category theory in mathematics and physics. He was the Ph.D. supervisor for Abhay Ashtekar.


Geroch obtained his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1967 under the supervision of John Archibald Wheeler.


  • R. Geroch, (1981). General Relativity from A to B. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-28863-3. 
  • R. Geroch, (1985). Mathematical Physics (Lectures in Physics). University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-28862-5. 
  • R. Geroch, (2009). Perspectives in computation. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-28855-2. 
  • R. Geroch, (2013). Geometrical Quantum Mechanics: 1974 Lecture Notes (Lecture Notes Series) (Volume 3). Minkowski Institute Press; 1 edition. ISBN 978-1927763049. 

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See also


  1. ^ American Men and Women of Science, Thomson Gale, 2004

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