Matt Visser

Matt Visser FRSNZ is a mathematics Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand.

Matt Visser, 2010


Visser's research interests include general relativity, quantum field theory and cosmology.

Visser has produced a large number of research papers on the subject of wormholes, gravitational horizons and notably the emerging subject of acoustic metrics.

He is the author of the reference book on the current state of wormhole theory, Lorentzian Wormholes — from Einstein to Hawking (1996) and co-editor of Artificial Black Holes (2002).


  • David L Wiltshire, Matt Visser & Susan Scott, The Kerr Spacetime: Rotating black holes in general relativity (2009) ISBN 978-0-521-88512-6
  • M Novello, Matt Visser & G E Volovik, Artificial Black Holes (2002) ISBN 978-981-02-4807-9
  • Matt Visser, Lorentzian Wormholes: From Einstein To Hawking (1995) ISBN 978-1-56396-394-0

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