Resource Letter BH-2: Black Holes

  title={Resource Letter BH-2: Black Holes},
  author={Elena Gallo and Donald Marolf},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
This Resource Letter is designed to guide students, educators, and researchers through (some of) the literature on black holes. We discuss both the physics and astrophysics of black holes. We emphasize breadth over depth, and review articles over primary sources. We include resources ranging from nontechnical discussions appropriate for broad audiences to technical reviews of current research. Topics addressed include classification of stationary solutions, perturbations and stability of black… 

Primordial black holes

Primordial black holes (PBHs) are a profound signature of primordial cosmological structures and provide a theoretical tool to study nontrivial physics of the early Universe. The mechanisms of PBH

‘Disc–Jet’ Coupling in Black Hole X-Ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei

In this chapter I will review the status of our phenomenological understanding of the relation between accretion and outflows in accreting black hole systems. This understanding arises primarily from

Tunnelling methods and Hawking's radiation: achievements and prospects

The aim of this work is to review the tunnelling method as an alternative description of the quantum radiation from black holes and cosmological horizons. The method is first formulated and discussed

Black Holes, Ellipsoids, and Nonlinear Waves in Pseudo-Finsler Spaces and Einstein Gravity

We model pseudo-Finsler geometries, with pseudo-Euclidean signatures of metrics, for two classes of four dimensional nonholonomic manifolds: (a) tangent bundles with two dimensional base manifolds

Stationary Black Holes in General Relativity

This chapter introduces the physics of horizons and reviews the basic stationary black holes of General Relativity (Schwarzschild, Reissner-Nordstrom, Kerr, and Kerr-Newman) in various coordinate

Strongly correlated quantum fluids: ultracold quantum gases, quantum chromodynamic plasmas and holographic duality

Strongly correlated quantum fluids are phases of matter that are intrinsically quantum mechanical and that do not have a simple description in terms of weakly interacting quasiparticles. Two systems



Interface of General Relativity, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics: Some Recent Developments

The arena normally used in black holes thermodynamics was recently generalized to incorporate a broad class of physically interesting situations. The key idea is to replace the notion of stationary

Action Integrals and Partition Functions in Quantum Gravity

One can evaluate the action for a gravitational field on a section of the complexified spacetime which avoids the singularities. In this manner we obtain finite, purely imaginary values for the

Some properties of the Noether charge and a proposal for dynamical black hole entropy.

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It is proved that the first law of black hole mechanics holds for arbitrary perturbations of a stationary black hole, and a local, geometrical prescription is proposed for the entropy, $S_{dyn}$, of a dynamical black hole.

Entropy bounds, acceleration radiation, and the generalized second law

We calculate the net change in generalized entropy occurring when one attempts to empty the contents of a thin box into a black hole in the manner proposed recently by Bekenstein. The case of a

Black Hole Thermodynamics from Euclidean Horizon Constraints ” , S . Carlip On the quantum width of a black hole horizon , ” D . Marolf

  • 1982

/Articles/lrr-2004-10/ Ashtekar and Krishnan review the loop quantum gravity description of black holes and provide a thorough discussion of background material