### Curricular Unit

Advanced Physics Topics 1

### Module

Black Holes (BH)

### Type

Lecture course

### Contact hours

18

### Professor/Researcher in charge

Carlos Herdeiro, U. Aveiro,

### Summary of Contents

This is an introductory course on black hole physics coverning the Schwarzschid, Reissner-Nordstrom and Kerr black holes, their physical and mathematical properties and the laws of black hole mechanics. The course assumes basic knowledge of General Relativity and will end with an overview of current research directions in black hole physics. "

Black
holes are thought to play a central role in various astrophysical
processes. Moreover, over the last three decades, the study of black
hole solutions, their classical and quantum properties and their
interactions, has become an increasingly central topic in high energy
physics and mathematical/physics models.

This course will
cover fundamental concepts in black hole physics, discussing in
detail the basic black hole solutions of general relativity and
providing a flavour of current research directions.

Course topics:

1) Schwarzschild black holes

2) Reissner-Nordstrom black holes

3) Kerr black holes

4) Definition of conserved quantities (charge and angular momentum)

5) Laws of black hole mechanics

6) Overview of current research directions in black hole physics

Basic knowledge of General Relativity will be assumed.
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