ASTR 160 - Update 2 - Do Black Holes Spin?

Update 2 - Do Black Holes Spin?

Overview

In this second of three update lectures, Prof. Bailyn discusses new information pertaining to the second part of the course, on black holes. In this lecture Prof. Bailyn describes recent work by he and his colleagues on determining the spin of black holes, which is the only parameter of consequence other than the mass. The results of these investigations are currently ambiguous and controversial.

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