Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Modern Aspects of Black Holes: Theory and Observations
Alikram N. Aliev
TÜBİTAK, Feza Gürsey Institute
Black holes continue to play a profound role in the fundamental description of nature. They occupy a central place in all theories of gravity formulated in various spacetime dimensions, shedding light into the structures and physical consequences of these theories. On the other hand, astronomical observations insistently point to the existence of black holes both in X-ray binary systems and at the centers of most galaxies, including our Milky Way Galaxy. In this talk, I will discuss the current theoretical and observational status of black holes. I will also discuss the theory of Quasi-Periodic Oscillations around black holes, some new results, challenges and open problems.
December 16, 2009, 13:40,