Black Holes: A Laboratory for Testing Strong Gravity

Authors: Bambi, Cosimo

  • Provides the mathematical tools to compute some key-features in the X-ray spectrum of black holesContains calculations and analytical details in the appendix
  • Offers exercises and examples for students to learn by doing
  • Discusses the leading techniques to probe the strong gravitational field near black holes
  • Serves as both a study text for graduate students or beginners, as well as a reference work for researchers in the field
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This textbook introduces the current astrophysical observations of black holes, and discusses the leading techniques to study the strong gravity region around these objects with electromagnetic radiation. More importantly, it provides the basic tools for writing an astrophysical code and testing the Kerr paradigm. Astrophysical black holes are an ideal laboratory for testing strong gravity. According to general relativity, the spacetime geometry around these objects should be well described by the Kerr solution. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by the gas in the inner part of the accretion disk can probe the metric of the strong gravity region and test the Kerr black hole hypothesis. With exercises and examples in each chapter, as well as calculations and analytical details in the appendix, the book is especially useful to the beginners or graduate students who are familiar with general relativity while they do not have any background in astronomy or astrophysics.<


About the authors

Cosimo Bambi is Professor at the Department of Physics of Fudan University. He received the PhD from Ferrara University (Italy) in 2007. He was a postdoc at Wayne State University (Michigan), at IPMU at The University of Tokyo (Japan), in the group of Prof. Dvali at LMU Munich (Germany). He moved to Fudan University at the end of 2012 under the Thousand Young Talents Program. His research interests cover several areas in gravity, cosmology, and high energy astrophysics. He has published over 80 research papers in refereed journals and 2 review papers. He authored one textbook, and edited one volume (in ASSL) with Springer. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Holes: A Laboratory for Testing Strong Gravity
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4524-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4524-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4523-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
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