University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > The Sackler Lectures > Measuring Black Hole Spin

Measuring Black Hole Spin

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact scott chapman.

Sackler Lecture 2010

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. In the last few years, our group has measured spin parameters for a small number of black holes in X-ray binaries. The talk will describe the method we use to make these measurements and will discuss implications of the results obtained so far.

This talk is part of the The Sackler Lectures series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2019 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity