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Lecture Notes in Physics

Superradiance

Energy Extraction, Black-Hole Bombs and Implications for Astrophysics and Particle Physics

Authors: Brito, Richard, Cardoso, Vitor, Pani, Paolo

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  • Gives a comprehensive picture of superluminous sources in special and general relativity
  • Brings together related topics of longstanding interest so far not presented in a single treatment
  • Includes latest developments in fundamental theory
  • Details important applications in dark matter searches and in physics beyond the standard model
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This volume gives a unified picture of the multifaceted subject of superradiance, with a focus on recent developments in the field, ranging from fundamental physics to astrophysics.

Superradiance is a radiation enhancement process that involves dissipative systems. With a 60 year-old history, superradiance has played a prominent role in optics, quantum mechanics and especially in relativity and astrophysics. In Einstein's General Relativity, black-hole superradiance is permitted by dissipation at the event horizon, which allows energy extraction from the vacuum, even at the classical level. When confined, this amplified radiation can give rise to strong instabilities known as "blackhole bombs'', which have applications in searches for dark matter, in physics beyond the Standard Model and in analog models of gravity. This book discusses and draws together all these fascinating aspects of superradiance.

About the authors

Vitor Cardoso is an Assistant Professor (``Com Agregação'') of Physics at Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal and a Visiting Fellow at the Perimeter Institute, Canada. He is an ERC grantee of the European Research Council and an outstanding Referee for the American Physical Society. His research interests include black hole physics, gravitational-wave physics and General Relativity.

Paolo Pani is a Marie Curie Fellow at Sapienza University of Rome and a FCT Researcher at CENTRA-IST in Lisbon. He is an outstanding Referee for the American Physical Society and a former research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His research interests include black holes, foundations of General Relativity and relativistic astrophysics. In 2011, his PhD thesis on blackhole perturbation theory was awarded the Fubini Prize of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics.

Richard Brito is completing a doctorate in the gravity group at CENTRA-IST in Lisbon. His research interests include black holes, General Relativity and alternative theories of gravity. His PhD thesis focusses on studying dark matter candidates and alternative theories of gravity using compact objects. In 2013 he was awarded the "Prémio Estímulo à Investigação" by the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, a prize rewarding young researchers with strong research proposals.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 35,69 €
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Softcover 46,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Superradiance
Book Subtitle
Energy Extraction, Black-Hole Bombs and Implications for Astrophysics and Particle Physics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
906
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19000-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19000-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-18999-4
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 237
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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