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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Astrophysics of Black Holes

From Fundamental Aspects to Latest Developments

Editors: Bambi, Cosimo (Ed.)

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  • Presents state-of-the-art theory and observations on black hole astrophysics
  • Covers all the main topics in the broad field of black hole astrophysics
  • Includes discussions on the goals and the expected results for the next generation of experiments
  • Serves as both a reference work for researchers and a textbook for graduate students
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This book discusses the state of the art of the basic theoretical and observational topics related to black hole astrophysics. It covers all the main topics in this wide field, from the theory of accretion disks and formation mechanisms of jet and outflows, to their observed electromagnetic spectrum, and attempts to measure the spin of these objects. Black holes are one of the most fascinating predictions of general relativity and are currently a very hot topic in both physics and astrophysics. In the last five years there have been significant advances in our understanding of these systems, and in the next five years it should become possible to use them to test fundamental physics, in particular to predict the general relativity in the strong field regime. The book is both a reference work for researchers and a textbook for graduate students.

 

About the authors

Editor:

Prof. Cosimo Bambi is currently Xie Xide Junior Chair Professor at the Department of Physics of Fudan University, in Shanghai. 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), at LMU Munich (Germany). He has published about 90 research papers and has more than 2,000 citations. His H-index is 29.



Chapter authors: 

Jean-Pierre LASOTA – HIRSZOWICZ is Directeur de Recherche Emerite; Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris. He has 240 scientific publications and 7170 citations by Jan. 2014. 

Tomaso Belloni is "Primo Ricercatore" at INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera since 1999. He published 566 articles (262 on refereed journals) with 10,606 citations. His H-index is 47. He is referee of all major international astronomical journals. 

Matthew Middleton is currently Ernest Rutherford STFC Fellow at the IoA, University of Cambridge. He has published 45 articles with H-index of 17. 


Feng Yuan is a professor and the director of Research Center for Galaxy and Cosmology, 
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. He has published more than 60 journal articles, and the total citations are more than 2000. 
 

Daniele Malafarina is currently assistant professor at the School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University, Astana (Kazakhstan). He has published over 30 articles, including an invited review article.

Reviews

“A perfect volume for young scientists starting their research in a field of astrophysics of black holes. The book presents very deep and broad knowledge on the topic, in a well-written form, which can easily be understood by the reader. It is also very good position for more advanced scientists as well.” (Hubert Siejkowski, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol 175, 2018)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Astrophysics of Black Holes
Book Subtitle
From Fundamental Aspects to Latest Developments
Editors
  • Cosimo Bambi
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
440
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-52859-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-52859-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-52857-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-57087-6
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 207
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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