This is the homepage of Rickard Jonsson

I have done my Phd-studies in the field of general relativity at the Astrophysics group at the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

As part of my research I have developed methods for explaining Einstein's theory of general relativity for a general audience. Below are links to three different methods - the two leftmost are my own and the one to the right is a standard type of explanation (dating back to Einstein himself).

Just click on the images, or the Gravity buttons to the left, to go to the pages in question.

I often use the first of these methods to give a popular scientific introductory lecture to Einsteins theory. Click on the "Lecture" link to the left for more information (and a poster in swedish).

On the 25:th of October 2004 I defended my Doctor of Philosophy Thesis.
Below is a link to the official announcement, including the abstract:


Last update: 19:th Jan 2009