AlbaNova and Nordita Colloquium
Professor Ramesh Narayan (Harvard)
FR4 Oskar Kleins Auditorium
Thursday 05 June
15:00 - 16:00
An astrophysical black hole is completely described with just two parameters: its mass and its dimensionless spin. A few dozen black holes have mass estimates, but until recently none had a reliable spin estimate. The first spins have now been measured for black holes in X-ray binaries. The talk will summarize the current status of the field and will discuss prospects for the future.