Course Dates Credits
Compact Objects Mar, 6 - Mar, 23 13
Lecturers
John Miller, Olindo Zanotti, Monica Colpi

Program:

1. Basics of relativistic hydrodynamics
2. Relativistic hydro in spherical symmetry -Friedmann-Robertson-Walker and Oppenheimer-Snyder solutions
3. The TOV equations applied to simple neutron-star models; the May & White calculations of non-rotating black hole formation
4. Introduction to the 3+1 formalism for numerical relativity; frame dragging
5. Rotating collapse and Kerr black holes
6. Basic ideas of accretion onto compact objects
7. The Blandford/Znajek mechanism and the launching of relativistic jets
8. Sources of gravitational waves and prospects for GW detection

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