Jul 20 – 24, 2015
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Europe/Berlin timezone

On the importance of gravitational collapse in astrophysics

Jul 20, 2015, 10:00 AM
1h
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Goethe-Universität FrankfurtCampus Riedberg Ruth-Moufang-Straße 1 60438 Frankfurt am Main GERMANY

Speaker

Prof. Luciano Rezzolla (ITP, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Description

Gravitational collapse to a rotating black hole is a common and recurrent feature of the dynamics of compact stars. I will discuss several examples of this process and the implications they have in potentially explaining some of the most dramatic and puzzling processes in astrophysics.

Primary author

Prof. Luciano Rezzolla (ITP, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Presentation materials