Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Black holes in the centenary year of General Relativity »

Eric Gourgoulhon
Lab. Univers et Théories (LUTH), Obs. Paris-Meudon-Nancay (Meudon, France)

After some short historical account of the concept of black hole in general relativity, I will review our current knowledge about astrophysical black holes. Then I will discuss the high-angular-resolution observations of the vicinity of the event horizon that will be performed by the VLTI/GRAVITY instrument and the Event Horizon Telescope in the coming years. These observations should allow us to test both (i) the black hole nature of the central object and (ii) general relativity in the strong field regime.
vendredi 27 novembre 2015 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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