Astrophysics of Black Holes

From Fundamental Aspects to Latest Developments

  • Cosimo┬áBambi

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 440)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jean-Pierre Lasota
    Pages 1-60
  3. Tomaso M. Belloni, Sara E. Motta
    Pages 61-97
  4. M. Middleton
    Pages 99-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-207

About this book


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.


Accretion Disk Black Hole Spin Black Holes Lectures Continuous Jet Gravitational Collapse Gravitational Waves Jets and Outflows X-ray Binaries

Editors and affiliations

  • Cosimo┬áBambi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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