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About Astronomy and Space - Black Holes
Find articles, information, and web sites about these theoretical celestial objects, formed when a massive star collapses from its own gravity.

APOD Index - Stars: Black Holes
A list of black holes pictures from NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" archive.

Black Hole Recipe: Slow Light, Swirl Atoms
Physicists may soon create artificial analogs of black holes in the laboratory.

Black Holes made Simple
An overview of modern research in black holes without the use of mathematical equations.

The Bright Eruption Theory
Describes a new theory on the bright eruptions (the reverse of black holes).

Cambridge Relativity - Black Holes
An overview of black holes and information on current research from Cambridge.

Do Black Holes Exist ?
Science popularization article on black holes.

FAQ to SCI.PHYSICS on Black Holes
An FAQ list by Matt McIrvin containing basic questions and answers related to black holes.

General Relativity and Black Holes
A set of notes on aspects of black holes.

Gravitational Redshift
An overview of the effects on light in the presence of a black hole.

Hawking Radiation
Classically, black holes are black. Quantum mechanically, black holes radiate, with a radiation known as Hawking radiation, after the British physicist Stephen Hawking who first proposed it.

Jillian's Guide to Black Holes
An informal introduction to types, formation, and environment.

Kerr's Rotating Black Holes.
A brief mathematical description of this phenomenon and diagrams of the mathematical results.

Modern Research by Eduard Westra
Research done about low mass black holes. On the level of 2nd year astronomy students.

The Net Advance of Physics: Black Holes
A set of links to numerous black holes resources on the Web. A great starting point to finding some advanced papers on the topic.

Schwarzschild Geometry
Describes the spacetime geometry of empty space surrounding any spherical mass.

Schwarzschild's Spacetime
A site explaining the Schwarzschild solution and how it leads to black holes.

SETI@home Listens to the Dying Gasps of Black Holes
Visit this site to find out more and get involved.

Spacetime Geometry Inside a Black Hole
After introducing general relativity theory, black holes are described. The reader is assumed to know calculus and some special relativity theory.

Developments in General Relativity: Black Hole Singularity and Beyond
Presentation also addresses the questions: "Can we see inside a black hole?" and "Can a falling observer cross the singularity without being crushed?" (April 14, 2003)

Black Holes
Observational evidence for black holes, and some developments involving cosmic censorship and the statistical origin of black hole entropy. Reviews of Modern Physics. (August 12, 1998)

Black Holes and Naked Singularities
This article gives an elementary review of gravitational collapse and the cosmic censorship hypothesis. Known models of collapse resulting in the formation of black holes and naked singularities are summarized. (May 18, 1998)

Quantum Geometry and Black Holes
Non-perturbative quantum general relativity provides a possible framework to analyze issues related to black hole thermodynamics from a fundamental perspective. (April 17, 1998)

Higher Dimensional Chern-Simons Theories and Topological Black Holes
It has been recently pointed out that black holes of constant curvature with a "chronological singularity" can be constructed in any spacetime dimension. In this paper, a brief summary of these new black holes is given. (February 28, 1998)

Black Holes: A general introduction
This article presents in a pictorial way the basic concepts of black hole's theory, as well as a description of the astronomical sites where black holes are suspected to lie. (January 26, 1998)

Quantum Fields Near Black Holes
This review gives an introduction into problems, concepts and techniques when quantizing matter fields near black holes. (January 7, 1998)

Introduction to Black Hole Microscopy
The aim of these notes is both to review the standard understanding of the Hawking effect. The fundamentals of the Unruh effect are reviewed, and then the Hawking effect is explained as a ``gravitational Unruh effect". (October 6, 1995)


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