University of Pittsburgh

Ezra (Ted) Newman

Professor Emeritus
University of Pittsburgh
406 Allen Hall

(412) 624-2764
(412) 624–9163 (fax)
Research: Astrophysics and Cosmology
Personal Web site: Research Website


I taught the graduate course in classical mechanics and general relativity. My research is centered on general relativity – the Einstein equations for gravity. More precisely I am interested in properties and the behavior of light–rays in the presence of gravitational fields and how the gravitational field can be reconstructed from the properties of the the light–rays.


  • "CR Structures and Asymptotically Flat Space-Times," with P. Nurowski, Class. Quantum Grav. 23, (2006) 3123-3127.
  • "Asymptotic twistor theory and the Kerr theorem," Class. Quantum Grav. 23, (2006) 3385-3392.
  • "Null Infinity, H-space and Equations of Motion," with Carlos Kozmeh and Gilberto Silva-Ortigoza, 5th prize essay, Grav. Reseach Foundation (2006), to be published in GRG journal.
  • "The Physical Meaning of the Robinson-Trautman-Maxwell Equations," (tentative title), with Carlos Kozameh and Gilberto Silva-Ortigoza, submitted to CQG.
  • "The Universal Cut Function and Type II Metrics," – submitted to C&QG journal.

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh
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