Nagar Association of Texas-Houston (NATH) and NAGAR express condolences to family of Smitaben Vaidya-Singh and report with grief shocking demise of her father Dr. P.C. Vaidya, 93, passed away on March 12, 2010 in Ahmedabad, India.
Professor Prahalad Chunnilal Vaidya (P.C.Vaidya; May 23, 1918 – March 12, 2010), was a renowned Indian physicist and mathematician, renowned for his instrumental work in general theory of relativity. Apart from his scientific career, he was also a profound thought leader, visionary educationist and a staunch follower of Gandhian philosophy in post-independence India, specifically in his domicile state Gujarat. He was vice chancellor of Gujarat University and Gandhi Vidyapith.
Einstein’s theory of gravity is described by a set of complicated equations which use the mathematics of Riemannian geometry. It is very quite complex to implore what describe a physically interesting and practically realizable solution. In 1942, Professor Vaidya took up on this mission, and accomplished pioneering work which led to conception of such a solution. The result was The Vaidya Metric.
The Vaidya Metric:
Vaidya Metric applies to a set Einstein’s equations that describes the gravitational field of a star which has a sizable radiation.
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