Peter C. Aichelburg
|Peter C. Aichelburg|
9 November 1941 |
Vienna, Greater German Reich (present-day Austria)
|Institutions||University of Vienna, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Simon Bolivar, University of the Andes, Colombia, University of Texas at Austin, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Isaac Newton Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
|Thesis||[1967 „Das Anfangswertproblem eines harmonischen Oszillators im Strahlungsfeld“]|
|Doctoral advisor||Walter Thirring|
|Known for||contributions to general relativity|
Peter C. Aichelburg (born 9 November 1941) is an Austrian physicist well known for his contributions to general relativity, particularly for his joint work with Roman Sexl on the Aichelburg-Sexl ultraboost of the Schwarzschild vacuum.
Lectures by Walter Thirring influenced him to pursue theoretical problems. He was a postdoc at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy from 1968 to 1969. In an interview he recounts that his father was surprised that after such difficult studies he did not immediately obtain a tenured position.
Before his retirement in November 2007 Aichelburg taught at the University of Vienna, where he held a position in the Institute of Theoretical Physics.
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