Observational Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe

Proceedings of a Conference held in Calcutta, India, January 10–17, 1998

  • Sandip K. Chakrabarti
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 234)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul J. Wiita
    Pages 49-60
  3. D. Molteni, G. Gerardi, M. A. Valenza, G. Lanzafame
    Pages 83-104
  4. M. Miyoshi
    Pages 141-156
  5. Leo O. Takalo
    Pages 203-208
  6. A. Maciołek-Niedźwiecki, P. Magdziarz
    Pages 231-240
  7. Phil Charles
    Pages 279-292
  8. L. G. Titarchuk, C. R. Shrader, S. Trudolyubov, M. Revnivtsev, K. Borozdin
    Pages 309-318
  9. M. Gilfanov, E. Churazov, R. Sunyaev
    Pages 319-340
  10. B. Paul
    Pages 351-368
  11. S. Kitamoto
    Pages 369-384
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 395-399

About these proceedings


A conference on `Observational Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe' was held in Calcutta during January 10-17, 1998. This was the first time that experts had gathered to debate and discuss topics such as: Should black holes exist? If so, how to detect them? Have we found them? This book is the essence of this gathering.
Black holes are enigmatic objects since it is impossible to locate them through direct observations. State-of-the-art theoretical works and numerical simulations have given us enough clues of what to look for. Observations, from both ground and space-based missions, have been able to find these tell-tale signatures. This book is a compendium of our present knowledge about these theories and observations. Combined, they give a thorough idea of whether black holes, galactic as well as extragalactic, have been detected or not. Forty-one experts of the subject have contributed to this volume to make it the most comprehensive to date.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sandip K. Chakrabarti
    • 1
  1. 1.S.N. Bose National Center for Basic SciencesCalcuttaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5995-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4750-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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