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Karl Schwarzschild



Karl Schwarzschild (1873–1916)


Born  
Died  11 May 1916 Potsdam, German Empire

(aged 42)
Nationality  German 
Alma mater  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich 
Spouse(s)  Else Rosenbach 
Scientific career  
Fields  Physics Astronomy 
Doctoral advisor  Hugo von Seeliger 
Influenced  Martin Schwarzschild 
Signature  
Karl Schwarzschild (9 October 1873 – 11 May 1916) was a German physicist and astronomer.
Best known for his solution to Einstein's equations of general relativity, which describes a the gravitational field outside a nonrotating black hole with no magnetic field.
The equation describes how a particle moves space near this black hole (using spherical coordinates).
ds is the path it follows
dt is the change in time
dr is the change in radius
d and d are the change in angle
is also the angle
is the set radius limit of the heavy object
r is how close the travelling object is to the heavy object
c is the speed of light
This equation is also known as the Schwarzschild metric or Schwarzschild solution.
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