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Springer Theses

The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes

An Analytic Approach

Authors: Stone, Nicholas Chamberlain

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  • Presents award-winning thesis work with a foreword by supervisor Professor Avi Loeb at Harvard University
  • Provides a thorough introduction to a specialized topic, enabling readers with a general undergraduate physics education to quickly grasp the basics of stellar tidal disruption
  • Offers new ways in which observers can use tidal disruption events to learn about supermassive black holes and to probe general relativistic effects (e.g., black hole spin) in their vicinity
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This book provides a general introduction to the rapidly developing astrophysical frontier of stellar tidal disruption, but also details original thesis research on the subject.  This work has shown that recoiling black holes can disrupt stars far outside a galactic nucleus, errors in the traditional literature have strongly overestimated the maximum luminosity of “deeply plunging” tidal disruptions, the precession of transient accretion disks can encode the spins of supermassive black holes, and much more. This work is based on but differs from the original thesis that was formally defended at Harvard, which received both the Roger Doxsey Award and the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award from the American Astronomical Society.

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Dr. Nicholas Stone recently completed his PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University under supervisor Professor Avi Loeb, graduating in May of 2013. Prior to his doctoral work, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Physics, Mathematics, and Economics. During completion of his thesis work on “Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes,” Nicholas received both the Roger Doxsey Award and the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award from the American Astronomical Society. He was also awarded a Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for his work as a teaching fellow. He has accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor Brian Metzger at Columbia University, where he will spend the next three years continuing to study high-energy and relativistic astrophysical phenomena.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes
Book Subtitle
An Analytic Approach
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12676-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12676-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12675-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34527-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 154
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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