Robert H Gowdy

Gowdy

Associate Professor, Associate Chair
General relativity and cosmology
rhgowdy@vcu.edu
804.828.1821

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Yale University, Physics, 1968

M.S., Yale University, Physics, 1964

B.S., Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Physics,  1963

RESEARCH AREAS

Theoretical General Relativity and Cosmology

Geometrical Methods in Physics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Robert H. Gowdy (2014) Gowdy SpacetimesScholarpedia, 9(3):31673.

Gowdy, R. H, B. Douglas Edmonds: “Cylindrical Waves in Expanding Universes: Models for Compact Sources,”Physical Review 75. 084011, 2007

Gowdy, R. H.:  “Vacuum Spacetimes with Two-parameter Spacelike Isometry Groups and Compact Invariant Hypersurfaces:  Topologies and Boundary Conditions,” Annals of Physics (N.Y.) 83, pp 203-241, 1974.

PROFESSIONAL  APPOINTMENTS

Chair of VCU Physics Department – 1991-92, 1998-2006, 2013 – present

Associate Chair of VCU Physics Department  – 1989-91

Chair of VCU Physics Department  – 1983-89

Acting chair of VCU Physics Department – 1982-83, 2011-2013

Virginia Commonwealth University Associate Professor  1982-present

Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor – 1978-82

University of Maryland Physics Assistant Professor – 1972-78

University of Maryland Senior Postdoctoral Fellow – 1970-72

Atomic Energy Commission Yale Postdoctoral Fellow – 1968-70