http://fy.chalmers.se/~marek/courses04/2005blackholes/
LECTURER: Marek Abramowicz,
Professor of Astrophysics
FIRST LECTURE: Monday, January 24,
15:15 room FL64
LECTURES:
Mondays 15:1517:00 (FL64)
Wednesdays 10:0012:00 (FL72)
TEXT BOOK:
R.M. Wald, General Relativity
University of Chicago Press, 1984
Other useful books
Knowledge of special relativity, electrodynamics and elementary quantum
mechanics is assumed. The course is demanding and assumes serious effort. Small research problems could be given. Necessary mathematics is introduced gradually. Classical and quantum black hole physics is discussed, in particular
important results by Hawking, Penrose and others in a very detailed way. Also in great detail stellar mass,
supermassive and primodial black holes are discussed, in particular physics of black hole accretion disks and tori in
application to quasars and Xray sources in our Galaxy.
EXAM: writen exam

Course timetable



Supercomputer simulations of oscilations of a slender torus orbiting a rotating black hole. (From a recent work coauthored by the lecturer.)


Twenty exam questions 2004


