Physics of black holes : a guided tour / E. Papantonopoulos (ed.)

By: (4th : Aegean Summer School (4th : 2007 : Mytilēnē, Lesbos, Greece)
Contributor(s): Papantonopoulos, E. (Eleftherios) [editor.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 769.Publisher: Berlin : Springer, [2009]Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 511 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540884606; 3540884602Subject(s): Black holes (Astronomy) -- Congresses | Astrophysics -- Congresses | Astrophysics | Black holes (Astronomy) | Physique | Astrophysics | Black holes (Astronomy)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Physics of black holes.DDC classification: 523.8875 LOC classification: QB843.B55 | P497 2009Other classification: 39.22 | P14-532 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Black Holes and their Properties -- What Exactly is the Information Paradox? / S.D. Mathur -- Introduction -- Puzzles with Black Holes -- Particle Creation in Curved Space -- Slicing the Black Hole Geometry -- The Evolution of Modes in the Black Hole -- Common Misconceptions About Information Loss -- The Hawking 'Theorem' -- Black Holes in String Theory: Fuzzballs -- Conclusion -- Classical Yang--Mills Black Hole Hair in Anti-de Sitter Space / E. Winstanley -- Introduction -- su(N) Einstein--Yang--Mills Theory -- Asymptotically Flat/de Sitter Solutions for su(N) EYM -- Asymptotically anti-de Sitter Solutions for su(2) EYM -- Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Solutions for su(N) EYM -- Summary and Outlook -- Black Hole Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics / S. Carlip -- Introduction -- Black Hole Thermodynamics -- Black Hole Statistical Mechanics -- The Problem of Universality -- Open Questions -- Appendix -- Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves / U. Sperhake -- Introduction -- The 3+1 Decomposition of General Relativity -- The Ingredients of Numerical Relativity -- Diagnostics -- A Brief History of Black-Hole Simulations -- Properties of Black-Hole Binaries -- Conclusions -- Numerical Simulations of Black Hole Formation / N. Stergioulas -- Introduction -- Numerical Methods -- Black Hole Formation in Rotating Neutron Star Collapse -- Black Hole Formation Through Non-axisymmetric Instabilities in Supermassive Stars.
Higher-Dimensional Black Holes -- Black Holes in Higher-Dimensional Gravity / N.A. Obers -- Introduction and Motivation -- Uniqueness Theorems and Going Beyond Four Dimensions -- Kaluza--Klein Black Holes -- Multi-black Hole Configurations on the Cylinder -- Thin Black Rings in Higher Dimensions -- Completing the Phase Diagram -- Outlook -- Braneworld Black Holes / R. Gregory -- Introduction -- Some Randall--Sundrum Essentials -- Gravity in the Randall--Sundrum Model -- Black Holes and Holography -- Black Hole Metric -- Approximate Methods and Solutions for Brane Black Holes -- Outlook -- Higher Order Gravity Theories and Their Black Hole Solutions / C. Charmousis -- An Introduction to Lovelock Gravity -- Exact Solutions -- Matching Conditions for Distributional Sources -- Applications to Braneworlds -- The Extended Kaluza--Klein Reduction -- Concluding Remarks and Open Problems -- Gravitational Waves from Braneworld Black Holes / S.S. Seahra -- Introduction -- A Generalized Randall--Sundrum Two Brane Model -- Linear Perturbations -- Kaluza--Klein Mode Functions -- Recovering 4-Dimensional Gravity -- Beyond the Zero-Mode Truncation -- Homogeneous Axial Perturbations -- Spherical Perturbations with Source Terms -- Point Particle Sources on the Brane -- Estimating the Amplitude of the Massive Mode Signal -- Summary and Outlook -- Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider / P. Kanti -- Introduction -- Creation of Black Holes and Their Properties -- Hawking Radiation Spectra and Observable Signatures -- Conclusions.
Perturbations of Black Holes -- Perturbations and Stability of Higher-Dimensional Black Holes / H. Kodama -- Introduction -- Present Status of the Black-Hole Stability Issue -- Gauge-Invariant Perturbation Theory -- Stability of Static Black Holes -- Flat Black Brane -- Summary and Discussion -- Analytic Calculation of Quasi-Normal Modes / G. Siopsis -- Introduction -- Flat Spacetime -- Anti-de Sitter Spacetime -- AdS/CFT Correspondence and Hydrodynamics -- Conclusion -- Index.
Summary: "Black Holes are still considered to be among the most mysterious and fascinating objects in our universe. Awaiting the era of gravitational astronomy, much progress in theoretical modeling and understanding of classical and quantum black holes has already been achieved. The present volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black-hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black-hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail, as is their possible occurrence at the LHC. An outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, this extensive set of carefully edited notes has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology, astrophysics and (quantum) field theory."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part I. Black Holes and their Properties -- 1. What Exactly is the Information Paradox? / S.D. Mathur -- 1.1. Introduction -- 1.2. Puzzles with Black Holes -- 1.3. Particle Creation in Curved Space -- 1.4. Slicing the Black Hole Geometry -- 1.5. The Evolution of Modes in the Black Hole -- 1.6. Common Misconceptions About Information Loss -- 1.7. The Hawking 'Theorem' -- 1.8. Black Holes in String Theory: Fuzzballs -- 1.9. Conclusion -- 2. Classical Yang--Mills Black Hole Hair in Anti-de Sitter Space / E. Winstanley -- 2.1. Introduction -- 2.2. su(N) Einstein--Yang--Mills Theory -- 2.3. Asymptotically Flat/de Sitter Solutions for su(N) EYM -- 2.4. Asymptotically anti-de Sitter Solutions for su(2) EYM -- 2.5. Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Solutions for su(N) EYM -- 2.6. Summary and Outlook -- 3. Black Hole Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics / S. Carlip -- 3.1. Introduction -- 3.2. Black Hole Thermodynamics -- 3.3. Black Hole Statistical Mechanics -- 3.4. The Problem of Universality -- 3.5. Open Questions -- Appendix -- 4. Colliding Black Holes and Gravitational Waves / U. Sperhake -- 4.1. Introduction -- 4.2. The 3+1 Decomposition of General Relativity -- 4.3. The Ingredients of Numerical Relativity -- 4.4. Diagnostics -- 4.5. A Brief History of Black-Hole Simulations -- 4.6. Properties of Black-Hole Binaries -- 4.7. Conclusions -- 5. Numerical Simulations of Black Hole Formation / N. Stergioulas -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Numerical Methods -- 5.3. Black Hole Formation in Rotating Neutron Star Collapse -- 5.4. Black Hole Formation Through Non-axisymmetric Instabilities in Supermassive Stars.

Part II. Higher-Dimensional Black Holes -- 6. Black Holes in Higher-Dimensional Gravity / N.A. Obers -- 6.1. Introduction and Motivation -- 6.2. Uniqueness Theorems and Going Beyond Four Dimensions -- 6.3. Kaluza--Klein Black Holes -- 6.4. Multi-black Hole Configurations on the Cylinder -- 6.5. Thin Black Rings in Higher Dimensions -- 6.6. Completing the Phase Diagram -- 6.7. Outlook -- 7. Braneworld Black Holes / R. Gregory -- 7.1. Introduction -- 7.2. Some Randall--Sundrum Essentials -- 7.3. Gravity in the Randall--Sundrum Model -- 7.4. Black Holes and Holography -- 7.5. Black Hole Metric -- 7.6. Approximate Methods and Solutions for Brane Black Holes -- 7.7. Outlook -- 8. Higher Order Gravity Theories and Their Black Hole Solutions / C. Charmousis -- 8.1. An Introduction to Lovelock Gravity -- 8.2. Exact Solutions -- 8.3. Matching Conditions for Distributional Sources -- 8.4. Applications to Braneworlds -- 8.5. The Extended Kaluza--Klein Reduction -- 8.6. Concluding Remarks and Open Problems -- 9. Gravitational Waves from Braneworld Black Holes / S.S. Seahra -- 9.1. Introduction -- 9.2. A Generalized Randall--Sundrum Two Brane Model -- 9.3. Linear Perturbations -- 9.4. Kaluza--Klein Mode Functions -- 9.5. Recovering 4-Dimensional Gravity -- 9.6. Beyond the Zero-Mode Truncation -- 9.7. Homogeneous Axial Perturbations -- 9.8. Spherical Perturbations with Source Terms -- 9.9. Point Particle Sources on the Brane -- 9.10. Estimating the Amplitude of the Massive Mode Signal -- 9.11. Summary and Outlook -- 10. Black Holes at the Large Hadron Collider / P. Kanti -- 10.1. Introduction -- 10.2. Creation of Black Holes and Their Properties -- 10.3. Hawking Radiation Spectra and Observable Signatures -- 10.4. Conclusions.

Part III. Perturbations of Black Holes -- 11. Perturbations and Stability of Higher-Dimensional Black Holes / H. Kodama -- 11.1. Introduction -- 11.2. Present Status of the Black-Hole Stability Issue -- 11.3. Gauge-Invariant Perturbation Theory -- 11.4. Stability of Static Black Holes -- 11.5. Flat Black Brane -- 11.6. Summary and Discussion -- 12. Analytic Calculation of Quasi-Normal Modes / G. Siopsis -- 12.1. Introduction -- 12.2. Flat Spacetime -- 12.3. Anti-de Sitter Spacetime -- 12.4. AdS/CFT Correspondence and Hydrodynamics -- 12.5. Conclusion -- Index.

"Black Holes are still considered to be among the most mysterious and fascinating objects in our universe. Awaiting the era of gravitational astronomy, much progress in theoretical modeling and understanding of classical and quantum black holes has already been achieved. The present volume serves as a tutorial, high-level guided tour through the black-hole landscape: information paradox and blackhole thermodynamics, numerical simulations of black-hole formation and collisions, braneworld scenarios and stability of black holes with respect to perturbations are treated in great detail, as is their possible occurrence at the LHC. An outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, this extensive set of carefully edited notes has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology, astrophysics and (quantum) field theory."--Publisher's description.

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