Black Holes 2005
Master Course FAS060   (5 points)

Marek Abramowicz,   Professor of Astrophysics
FIRST LECTURE: Monday, January 24,
15:15 room FL64

Mondays 15:15-17:00 (FL64)
Wednesdays 10:00-12:00 (FL72)

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 X-ray 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 co-authored by the lecturer.)

 Twenty exam questions 2004 
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Marek A. Abramowicz: Astrophysics, Chalmers University, 412-96 Göteborg, Sweden, Phone: +46(31)772-3135, Fax: +46(31)772-3204