Black holes in globular clusters

Dr. Tom Maccarone

Abstract

In the past few years, a series of discoveries have been made of objects which appear to be accreting stellar mass black holes in globular clusters -- both in the Milky Way and in other nearby galaxies. I will discuss why the theoretical work which suggested that such objects would be unlikely to exist, the observations showing they do exist, some of the unusual aspects of some of the individual sources, and the new theoretical framework for producing them.

About the talk

Black holes in globular clusters
Dr. Tom Maccarone
Texas Tech University
Thursday July 4, 2013
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