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Black Hole Survival Guide

By Janna Levin
  • ISBN Code: : 0525658238
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 161
  • Category : Science
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From the acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space—an authoritative and accessible guide to the most alluring and challenging phenomena of contemporary science. "[Levin will] take you on a safe black hole trip, an exciting travel story enjoyed from your chair’s event horizon.” —Boston Globe Through her writing, astrophysicist Janna Levin has focused on making the science she studies not just comprehensible but also, and perhaps more important, intriguing to the nonscientist. In this book, she helps us to understand and find delight in the black hole—perhaps the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists—illustrated with original artwork by American painter and photographer Lia Halloran. Levin takes us on an evocative exploration of black holes, provoking us to imagine the visceral experience of a black hole encounter. She reveals the influence of black holes as they populate the universe, sculpt galaxies, and even infuse the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit. Lively, engaging, and utterly unique, Black Hole Survival Guide is not just informative—it is, as well, a wonderful read from first to last.

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Based on graduate school lectures in contemporary relativity and gravitational physics, this book gives a complete and unified picture of the present status of theoretical and observational properties of astrophysical black holes. The chapters are written by internationally recognized specialists. They cover general theoretical aspects of black hole astrophysics, the theory of accretion and ejection of gas and jets, stellar-sized black holes observed in the Milky Way, the formation and evolution of supermassive black holes in galactic centers and quasars as well as their influence on the dynamics in galactic nuclei. The final chapter addresses analytical relativity of black holes supporting theoretical understanding of the coalescence of black holes as well as being of great relevance in identifying gravitational wave signals. With its introductory chapters the book is aimed at advanced graduate and post-graduate students, but it will also be useful for specialists.

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This book reviews the phenomenology displayed by relativistic jets as well as the most recent theoretical efforts to understand the physical mechanisms at their origin. Relativistic jets have been observed and studied in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) for about half a century and are believed to be fueled by accretion onto a supermassive black hole at the center of the host galaxy. Since the first discovery of relativistic jets associated with so-called "micro-quasars" much more recently, it has seemed clear that much of the physics governing the relativistic outflows in stellar X-ray binaries harboring black holes and in AGN must be common, but acting on very different spatial and temporal scales. With new observational and theoretical results piling up every day, this book attempts to synthesize a consistent, unified physical picture of the formation and disruption of jets in accreting black-hole systems. The chapters in this book offer overviews accessible not only to specialists but also to graduate students and astrophysicists working in other areas. Covered topics comprise Relativistic jets in stellar systems Launching of AGN jets Parsec-scale AGN jets Kiloparsec-scale AGN jets Black hole magnetospheres Theory of relativistic jets The structure and dynamics of the inner accretion disk The origin of the jet magnetic field X-ray observations, phenomenology, and connection with theory

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  • Book Code : 3319300660
  • Total of Pages : 94
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This book introduces an analytic method to describe the shadow of black holes. As an introduction, it presents a survey of the attempts to observe the shadow of galactic black holes. Based on a detailed discussion of the Plebański–Demiański class of space-times, the book derives analytical formulas for the photon regions and for the boundary curve of the shadow as seen by an observer in the domain of outer communication. It also analyzes how the shadow depends on the motion of the observer. For all cases, the photon regions and shadows are visualized for various values of the parameters. Finally, it considers how the analytical formulas can be used for calculating the horizontal and vertical angular diameters of the shadow, and estimates values for the black holes at the centers of our Galaxy near Sgr A* and of the neighboring galaxy M87.

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  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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By Andreas Eckart,Rainer Schödel,Christian Straubmeier
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 1783260254
  • Total of Pages : 308
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Reviewing the fundamental instrumental techniques and current observational results, this book unveils the mysteries of the physical processes in the central parsec of our Milky Way: the super-massive black hole embedded in a central stellar cluster as well as the gas and dust in the circumnuclear region. The observations described cover the entire electromagnetic spectrum from decimeter radio-waves to high energy X-ray and γ-rays, and a comprehensive summary of up-to-date astrophysical interpretations is given. The emphasis is put on observational techniques, image processing aspects, and a detailed presentation of the most cutting-edge work carried out in the near-infrared wavelength regime. These recent results include both the first orbits of stars around the central black hole and the multiwavelength variability of the central source. Contents:Observational Techniques:The GC Across the Electromagnetic SpectrumNIR Imaging Through the AtmosphereSpeckle ImagingSingle Telescope Adaptive OpticsCleaning and DeconvolutionFuture IR InterferometryObservational Results:The Discovery of Sagittarius A∗Large-Scale Structures at the Galactic CenterThe Circum Nuclear DiskThe Mini-SpiralRadio FilamentsNear-Infrared Images of the Central Stellar ClusterThe Radio and Infrared Positional Reference FramesNumber Density CountsPolarization of Filaments and StarsStellar Velocities and Orbital AccelerationsSpectroscopyStar Formation at the Galactic Center?Sgr A∗ Across the Electromagnetic SpectrumAstrophysical Results:The Stellar Velocity FieldScenarios for Star Formation at the Galactic CenterThe Central Dark MassStability of the Enclosed Dark MassAgglomerations of Exotic Particles?The Central Stellar CuspAnalysis of Stellar Orbits Near the Central Black HoleThe Central Black HoleComparison to Nuclei of Other GalaxiesMassive Black Holes at High Redshifts Readership: Graduate and post-graduate students, researchers, astronomers, and astrophysicists. Key Features:Suitable basis for a single semester course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate levelCompact summary of observational results and astrophysical interpretationA bibliography comprising over 400 publications up to the editorial deadline in July 2004Keywords:Galactic Center;Imaging;Wavelengths;Stellar;Astrophysics

Current High-Energy Emission Around Black Holes

By Chang-Hwan Lee,Heon-Young Chang
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9814489301
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Accretion (Astrophysics)
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Black holes exist in galactic nuclei and in some X-ray binaries found in our own galaxy and the large Magellanic Cloud. This volume focuses on astrophysical high-energy emission processes around black holes, and the development of theoretical frameworks for interesting observational results. Contents: Black Hole ObservationsAccretion Disk/Formation of JetsEnergy Extraction from Rotating Black HolesSupernova and Gamma Ray BurstsBlack Hole Astrophysics Readership: Graduate students, post-docs and academics in astrophysics, astronomy, cosmology and high energy physics. Keywords:Black Hole;Accretion Disk;Active Galactic Nuclei;Supernovae;Hypernovae;Jets;Gamma-Ray Bursts

Black Hole

By Marcia Bartusiak
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300213638
  • Total of Pages : 252
  • Category : Science
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The award-winning science writer “packs a lot of learning into a deceptively light and enjoyable read” exploring the contentious history of the black hole (New Scientist). For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The strange notion of a space-time abyss from which not even light escapes seemed to confound all logic. Now Marcia Bartusiak, author of Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony and The Day We Found the Universe, recounts the frustrating, exhilarating, and at times humorous battles over one of history’s most dazzling ideas. Bartusiak shows how the black hole helped revive Einstein’s greatest achievement, the general theory of relativity, after decades of languishing in obscurity. Not until astronomers discovered such surprising new phenomena as neutron stars and black holes did the once-sedate universe transform into an Einsteinian cosmos, filled with sources of titanic energy that can be understood only in the light of relativity. Black Hole explains how Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and other leading thinkers completely changed the way we see the universe.

Introduction to Black Hole Physics

By Valeri P. Frolov,Andrei Zelnikov
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191003220
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : Science
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  • Pdf File: introduction-to-black-hole-physics.pdf

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This book is about black holes, one of the most intriguing objects of modern theoretical physics and astrophysics. For many years, black holes have been considered as interesting solutions of the Theory of General Relativity with a number of amusing mathematical properties. Now after the discovery of astrophysical black holes, the Einstein gravity has become an important tool for their study. This self-contained textbook combines physical, mathematical, and astrophysical aspects of black hole theory. Pedagogically presented, it contains 'standard' material on black holes as well as relatively new subjects such as the role of hidden symmetries in black hole physics, and black holes in spacetimes with large extra dimensions. The book will appeal to students and young scientists interested in the theory of black holes.

The Black Hole-Neutron Star Binary Merger in Full General Relativity

By Koutarou Kyutoku
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 4431542019
  • Total of Pages : 178
  • Category : Science
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This thesis presents a systematic study of the orbital evolution, gravitational wave radiation, and merger remnant of the black hole–neutron star binary merger in full general relativity for the first time. Numerical-relativity simulations are performed using an adaptive mesh refinement code, SimulAtor for Compact objects in Relativistic Astrophysics (SACRA), which adopts a wide variety of zero-temperature equations of state for the neutron star matter. Gravitational waves provide us with quantitative information on the neutron star compactness and equation of state via the cutoff frequency in the spectra, if tidal disruption of the neutron star occurs before the binary merges. The cutoff frequency will be observed by next-generation laser interferometric ground-based gravitational wave detectors, such as Advanced LIGO, Advanced VIRGO, and KAGRA. The author has also determined that the mass of remnant disks are sufficient for the remnant black hole accretion disk to become a progenitor of short-hard gamma ray bursts accompanied by tidal disruptions and suggests that overspinning black holes may not be formed after the merger of even an extremely spinning black hole and an irrotational neutron star.

Voyage into a black hole with Faizan Azeem.

By Syed Faizan Azeem
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  • Publisher : Syed Faizan Azeem
  • Book Code : 1648693369
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Science
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Syed Faizan Azeem-Chief Executive Officer of Asteria Belmont. Syed Faizan Azeem is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Asteria Belmont. A multinational Technology Company. He is enormously acknowledged for his vision and leadership skills. Faizan is pursuing Master of Mathematical Physics (F325) at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Faizan has a phenomenal ingenuity to reach up to a general audience with remarkably intricate concepts in Mathematical Physics and Cosmology. So far, he has done it by delivering various seminars and public lectures and now, he would like to reach out farther audience through this book. Faizan finds Black holes utterly compelling and firmly believes that they are the key to the grander questions. From mathematical curiosities to abundance in just a sight, Black Hole have had a strange journey themselves reaching our understanding. But even today, how sure are we to wrap our heads around them?? What exactly are Black Holes?? could they lead to other universes?? is our universe born out of a Black Hole?? why do they challenge our grasp of reality itself?? are we in a simulation?? Join Faizan, for a baffling adventure into the most inexplicable and stunning objects out there in the cosmos; "The Black Hole".

The Black Hole War

By Leonard Susskind
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 9780316032698
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Science
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What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space. A brilliant book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes, Leonard Susskind's account of the Black Hole War is mind-bending and exhilarating reading.

Introduction to Black Hole Astrophysics

By Gustavo E. Romero,Gabriela S. Vila
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642395961
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : Science
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  • Pdf File: introduction-to-black-hole-astrophysics.pdf

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This book is based on the lecture notes of a one-semester course on black hole astrophysics given by the author and is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in astrophysics. The material included goes beyond that found in classic textbooks and presents details on astrophysical manifestations of black holes. In particular, jet physics and detailed accounts of objects like microquasars, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, and ultra-luminous X-ray sources are covered, as well as advanced topics like black holes in alternative theories of gravity. The author avoids unnecessary technicalities and to some degree the book is self-contained. The reader will find some basic general relativity tools in Chapter 1. The appendices provide some additional mathematical details that will be useful for further study, and a guide to the bibliography on the subject.

Physics of Black Holes

By Eleftherios Papantonopoulos
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3540884602
  • Total of Pages : 511
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: physics-of-black-holes.pdf

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Black Holes are still considered to be among the most mysterious and fascinating objects in our universe. Awaiting the era of gravitational astronomy, much progress in theoretical modeling and understanding of classical and quantum black holes has already been achieved. The present volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black-hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black-hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail, as is their possible occurrence at the LHC. An outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, this extensive set of carefully edited notes has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology, astrophysics and (quantum) field theory.