Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Testing the nature of astrophysical black hole candidates"

Cosimo Bambi
Dept. Physics, Fudan Univ. (Shanghai, Chine)

Astrophysical black hole candidates are stellar-mass compact objects in X-ray binary systems and super-massive dark bodies in galactic nuclei. They are thought to be the Kerr black holes of general relativity, but their actual nature has still to be verified. In this talk, I show how the available X-ray data can probe the spacetime geometry around these objects and constrain possible deviations from the Kerr solution.

lundi 15 juillet 2013 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires François Arago,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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