Matt Visser: Curriculum Vita

Matt Visser

Professor of Mathematics
School of Mathematics and Computer Science
Victoria University
PO Box 600
New Zealand
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  • B.Sc. (Physics) 1976;
  • B.A. (Mathematics) 1977;
  • B.Sc. Hons. [first class] (Mathematics and Physics) 1978;
  • M.Sc. [with distinction] (Mathematics) 1981;
            at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • M.A. (Physics) 1981;
  • Ph. D. (Physics) 1984;
            at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Fulbright-Hays scholar, 1978.
  • Faculty Associate Award, 1982; at U.C. Berkeley,
            (for superior performance as a Teaching Associate).
  • Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition
            Second Prize 1986 (with Professor I. Bars), for our essay:
            Feeble Forces and Gravity.


  • Quantum physics under unusual conditions:
      - External gravitational fields.
      - External constraints.
      - External environments.

Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral research (1984 to 1987),
           at the University of Southern California.
  • Postdoctoral research (1987 to 1989),
           at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
  • Senior Research Associate (1989 to 1991),
           at Washington University.
  • Research Assistant Professor (1991 to 1998),
           at Washington University.
  • Research Associate Professor (1998 to 2002),
           at Washington University.
  • Reader in Mathematics (2002 to 2005),
           at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Professor of Mathematics (from 1 January 2006),
           at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Other information:

Publication List
Research Interests
Book: Lorentzian Wormholes---from Einstein to Hawking
Book: Artificial Black Holes
Horizon: The Time Lords

Exit routes:

To my personal homepage
To my standardized departmental homepage
To the Mathematics Department Page

Last updated 5 July 2002