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理论物理与天体物理研究所系列讲座之260:Brief update on the stellar-mass BH mass and spin measurement

Title: Brief update on the stellar-mass BH mass and spin measurement

Speaker: 苟利军 教授
Institute: 国家天文台
Time: 2017.05.25(Thursday) 14:30
Place: Physics Building 573, Haiyun Campus, Xiamen University
Abstract: BHs are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe, and usually there are two kinds of different BHs: supermassive and stellar-mass. Regarding to the supermassive BHs, they have played a key role in the galaxy formation and evolution. However, stellar-mass BHs, the miniature of the supermassive ones, provide an excellent chance for us to understand the properties of BHs. In this talk, I will start with reviewing the basic properties of BHs, then I will summarise the different methods of measuring the mass and spin of a BH with some examples. Finally, I will give an overview and prospect to the field.

厦门大学天文学系