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Karl Schwarzschild

* 1873 Frankfurt/Main

+ 1916 Potsdam

Karl Schwarzschild was a German physicist and astronomer.

He provided the first exact solution to the Einstein field equations of general relativity,

for the limited case of a single spherical non-rotating mass, which he accomplished in 1915,

the same year that Einstein first introduced general relativity.

The Schwarzschild solution, which makes use of Schwarzschild coordinates and the Schwarzschild metric,

leads to a derivation of the Schwarzschild radius, which is the size of the event horizon of a non-rotating black hole.

The Karl-Schwarzschild-Observatorium is a German astronomical observatory in Tautenburg near Jena, Thuringia.

Stadtfriedhof Göttingen

mein Foto 14.10.2004

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