General Relativity (GR) is founded on the revolutionary idea that space and time are merely parts of a
greater, unified whole: spacetime. Furthermore, the force we know as gravity results from the bending
and stretching of the geometry of spacetime by its energetic contents. GR is notorious for its mathematical complexity and subtlety, meaning that an intuitive understanding of a spacetime is difficult.
One of the best approaches to studying the properties of a given spacetime is to consider its geodesic
structure—that is, to consider the motion of unaccelerated, “free-falling” particles. This report presents
the results of such a study into two important spacetimes — the Kerr solution for a rotating black hole,
and the Robertson-Walker solution for a homogeneous universe.