George Francis Rayner Ellis, South African cosmologist and theoretical physicist (Johannesburg 11 August 1939 – Regarded as one of the world’s leading theorists in cosmology Authored over 500 papers Theorized a cylindrical steady-state universe with naked singularity as recycling mechanism Discovered the Sculptor Wall (1990) With A. Maurellis, A.P. Fairall & D. R. Matravers. A two-dimensional sheet of galaxies between two southern voids. Astron. Astrophys. 229:75-79, 1990
Eponym of Ellis wormhole
The physics and geometry of the early Universe: changing viewpoints. Q.J. Roy. Astron. Soc. 34:315, 1993 With T. Rothman. Lost horizons. Am. J. Phys. With M. Madsen. Exact scalar field
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models with Ω not equal to 1 Phys.
Lett. The evolution of inhomogeneities in expanding Newtonian cosmologies. Mon. Not. Roy. Ast. Soc. 243:509, 1990 With M. Bruni. Covariant and
gauge-invariant approach to cosmological density fluctuations. Phys.Rev. Horizons in inflationary universes. Class. Quantum Grav. With W.R. Stoeger. The fitting
problem in cosmology. Class. Quantum
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Math. Phys. Dynamics of pressure-free matter in general relativity. J. Math. Phys. 8:1171, 1967
President, International Society for Science and Religion President, International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (1989-92) |

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