Werner Israel

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Werner Israel
Born(1931-10-04)October 4, 1931
Berlin, Germany
DiedMay 18, 2022(2022-05-18) (aged 90)
NationalityGerman, Canadian
Alma materUniversity of Victoria
Known forNo hair theorem, internal structures of black holes
Scientific career
FieldsGravitational physics
InstitutionsUniversity of Victoria
ThesisBasic topics of the relativistic theory of shock waves (1959)
Doctoral advisorJohn Lighton Synge
Doctoral studentsEric Poisson
InfluencesStephen Hawking

Werner Israel, OC FRSC FRS (October 4, 1931 – May 18, 2022) was a German-born South African-Canadian physicist, author, researcher, and professor. He taught at the University of Victoria. He was known for his studies of black holes. Israel first stated the No-hair theorem. In 1994, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Israel died on May 18, 2022 in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 90.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Werner Israel Obituary - Victoria, BC". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved 2022-05-21.