Sunil Maharaj

Room 461, H1 Block, Westville Campus
(031) 260 1365


  • BSc 1982 University of Durban-Westville
  • BSc (Hons) 1983 University of Durban-Westville
  • MSc 1984 University of the Witwatersrand
    Dissertation – “Invariant distribution functions for collision-free gases in locally rotationally symmetric spacetimes”
  • PhD 1987 University of the Witwatersrand
    Thesis – “Collision-free gases in symmetric spacetimes”

Research Interests

  • My research interests include relativistic kinetic theory
  • Symmetries of the gravitational field, in particular conformal symmetries
  • Exact solutions of the field equations, especially inhomogeneous cosmological models
  • Highly compact stellar objects and radiating stars