This is a partial list of persons who have made major contributions to the (mainstream) development of general relativity, as acknowledged by standard texts on the subject. Some related lists are mentioned at the bottom of the page.

James M. Bardeen

## C

Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat

Stanley Deser

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Arthur Stanley Eddington

Enrico Fermi

Roy Patrick Kerr

Lev Landau

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Hermann Minkowski

Roger Penrose

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Karl Schwarzschild

Saul Teukolsky

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John Archibald Wheeler

## Notes

1. ^ The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes.
2. ^ Mathematical Theory of Relativity and Internal Constitution of the Stars.
3. ^ a b See Course on Theoretical Physics, Volume 2.
4. ^ Techniques of Differential Topology in Relativity.
5. ^ A Relativist's Toolkit: The Mathematics of Black-hole Mechanics and Gravity: Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic (with Clifford M. Will).
6. ^ Gravity: Newtonian, Post-Newtonian, Relativistic (with Eric Poisson).