Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Measuring Black Hole Spin »

Ramesh Narayan
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astroph. (CfA) (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Etats-Unis d'Amérique)

An astrophysical black hole is completely described with just two parameters: its mass and its dimensionless spin. A few dozen black holes have mass estimates, but until recently none had a reliable spin estimate. The first spins have now been measured for black holes in X-ray binaries. The talk will describe the method used to make these measurements and will discuss implications of the results obtained so far.
vendredi 17 septembre 2010 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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