Dec 13 – 18, 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Accretion of a relativistic kinetic gas into a black hole

Dec 16, 2015, 3:36 PM
Level -1, Room 17 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 17

International Conference Centre Geneva


Ms Paola Rioseco (IFM-UMICH)


We analyze the accretion of gas into a black hole background space-time in the context of relativistic kinetic theory. The state of the gas is described by a distribution function which has to satisfy the general relativistic Boltzmann equation. In the first part of this work, we describe a method to find the most general solution of this equation in the collisionless case. In the second part, we apply our result to the case of a radial flow propagating on a nonrotating black hole. We compute the accretion rate and compare it to the one of the Michel fluid flow solution, clarifying previous results in the literature.
Collaboration Olivier Sarbach

Primary authors

Mr Olivier Sarbach (IFM-UMICH) Ms Paola Rioseco (IFM-UMICH)

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