Black Holes

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Alfred Weigert
  • Achim Weiss
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


Black holes represent the ultimate degree of compactness to which a stellar configuration can evolve. Having already called the neutron star a strange object, one cannot help labelling BH as weird. From the many fascinating aspects that are accessible via the full mathematical procedure we will indicate only a few points, showing that this is really a final stage of evolution, not just another late phase. We limit the description to non-rotating BH without charge.


Black Hole Neutron Star Proper Time Light Cone World Line 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Kippenhahn
    • 1
  • Alfred Weigert
    • 2
  • Achim Weiss
    • 3
  1. 1.GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Max-Planck-Institut für AstrophysikGarchingGermany

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