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Classical and quantum black holes

Author: P Frè
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©1999.
Series: Studies in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Black holes are becoming increasingly important in contemporary research in astrophysics, cosmology, theoretical physics, and mathematics. This work provides a comprehensive panorama of black hole  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P Frè
ISBN: 0750306270 9780750306270
OCLC Number: 43877241
Description: xi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The physics of black holes (an overview). Part 1 Thermodynamics of black holes and hawking radiation (Claus Kiefer). Part 2 Strings, matrices and black holes (Robbert Dijkgraaf). Part 3 BPS black holes in supergravity (Riccardo D'Auria & Pietro Fre): Introduction. Supergravity p-branes in higher dimensions. The symplectic structure of 4D supergravity and N=2 BPS black holes. The structure of supergravity central charges and black hole entropy. N=8 supergravity: BPS black holes with 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 of supersymmetry. Part 4 Astrophysics of stellar mass black holes (Aldo Treves & Francesco Haardt). Part 5 Computational black holes (Richard A Matzner).
Series Title: Studies in high energy physics, cosmology, and gravitation.
Responsibility: edited by Pietro Fré [and others].

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'This volume is an heroic effort to bring together the different and diverse aspects of black hole physics. The lectures are extended and comprehensive and are significantly longer than most reviews. Read more...

 
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