|I am a Professor and
Deputy Head of the|
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
Email: David.Wiltshire AT canterbury.ac.nz
|My research interests are in general relativity, cosmology and quantum gravity. I am a member of the editorial board of Classical and Quantum Gravity, and on the committee of the Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation.|
Amongst the permanent faculty in theoretical physics my research interests most closely intersect with those of Jenni Adams and Chris Gordon.
My research is currently focused on understanding gravitational energy in an inhomogeneous universe: it is my thesis that is the key to understanding the mystery of "dark energy". I have a viable alternative to the standard cosmology, without dark energy, which I have named the timescape cosmology. In the past I have been Principal Investigator on two Marsden grants. I currently supervise three PhD students: Ahsan Nazer, Cathy Neill and Nezihe Uzun. Some recent postdocs in our group, who have now moved on, were Teppo Mattsson and Ishwaree Neupane . Emeritus Professor Roy Kerr was an active member of our group until a recent move to Tauranga. We have on-going interactions with Matt Visser's group at Victoria University of Wellington.
|Cosmic Clocks, Cosmic Variance and Cosmic Averages, New J. Phys. 9 (2007) 377, Focus on Dark Energy|
The Kerr Spacetime: Rotating Black Holes in General
(Cambridge University Press, 2009)