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Black Hole Astrophysics
As a result of significant research over the past 20 years, black holes are now linked to some of the most spectacular and exciting phenomena in the Universe, ranging in size from those that have the same mass as stars to the super-massive objects that lie at the heart of most galaxies, including our own Milky Way. This book first introduces the properties of simple isolated holes, then adds in complications like rotation, accretion, radiation, and magnetic fields, finally arriving at a basic understanding of how these immense engines work. Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Authors view affiliations David L. Front Matter Pages i-xxxi. Front Matter Pages
As well as being the ultimate laboratory for studying the nature of space and time, they drive some of the most energetic and extreme phenomena known to astronomers with quasars and gamma-ray bursts being just a couple of examples. Astronomy B is an introduction to the physics and astrophysics of black holes. We start by examining the basic physics of black holes, which fundamentally means understanding gravity. We then look at the nature of stellar-mass black holes that result from the death of stars and supermassive black holes whose origin is closely ties to the formation of the galaxies themselves. We will discuss the fairly recent realization that black holes may be crucial agents for regulating the growth of galaxies. Finally, we dive into the realm of theoretical physics and probe how black holes may provide a route for uncovering new laws of physics governing the structure of space and time.
In Penrose introduced the fundamental concept of a trapped surface, on the basis of which he proved a theorem which asserts that a spacetime containing such a surface must come to an end. The presence of a trapped surface implies, moreover, that there is a region of spacetime, the black hole, which is inaccessible to observation from infinity. A major challenge since that time has been to find out how trapped surfaces actually form, by analyzing the dynamics of gravitational collapse. The present monograph achieves this aim by establishing the formation of trapped surfaces in pure general relativity through the focusing of gravitational waves. The theorems proved in the present monograph constitute the first foray into the long-time dynamics of general relativity in the large, that is, when the initial data are no longer confined to a suitable neighborhood of trivial data.
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08_01: Black Holes (Astronomy)
Stephen Hawking. Can you hear me. So he gets into a space probe, and dives into the black hole. Michell suggested that there might be a large number of stars like this. How then could gravity slow down light, and make it fall back. This was impossible, according to the then accepted ideas of space and time.