Reinhard Meinel (2016)

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Meinel

Reinhard Meinel (2016)
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Main research areas

  • Relativistic equilibrium figures: stationary configurations of rotating fluids under the influence of of their own gravitation within the general theory of relativity, relevant for the modelling of neutron stars

  • Quasi-stationary routes to black holes: continuous transition from equilibrium configurations of normal matter to black holes (parametric collapse), relevant for the topic of "cosmic censorship"

  • Solution of the Einstein equations using the inverse spectral transformation: solution method from soliton theory, applicable to the vacuum Einstein equations in the presence of appropriate symmetries, relevant for black holes and gravitational waves

Curriculum Vitae

  • 1958: born in Jena
  • 1981: Physik-Diplom, FSU Jena
  • 1984: Dr. rer. nat., FSU Jena
  • 1984 -- 1986: ZFTM (now: ZMDI/IDT) und ZfK (now: HZDR), Dresden
  • 1986 -- 1991: ZIAP (now: AIP), Potsdam
  • 1989: Neues Forum
  • since1991: FSU Jena
  • 1992: Habilitation, FSU Jena
  • since 1999: apl. Professor, FSU Jena


Reinhard Meinel, apl. Prof. Dr
Reinhard Meinel
Abbeanum, Room 212
Fröbelstieg 1
07743 Jena


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