|Born||1 June 1942|
|Known for||Geroch energy|
Geroch's splitting theorem
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Doctoral advisor||John Archibald Wheeler|
|Doctoral students||Abhay Ashtekar |
Robert Geroch (born 1 June 1942 in Akron, Ohio) is an American theoretical physicist and professor at the University of Chicago. He has worked prominently on general relativity and mathematical physics and has promoted the use of category theory in mathematics and physics. He was the Ph.D. supervisor for Abhay Ashtekar and Gary Horowitz. He also proved an important theorem in spin geometry.
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