The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes: An Analytic Approach by Nicholas Chamberlain StoneThe Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes: An Analytic Approach by Nicholas Chamberlain Stone

The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes: An Analytic Approach

byNicholas Chamberlain Stone

Hardcover | January 5, 2015

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This book provides a general introduction to the rapidly developing astrophysical frontier of stellar tidal disruption, but also details original thesis research on the subject. This work has shown that recoiling black holes can disrupt stars far outside a galactic nucleus, errors in the traditional literature have strongly overestimated the maximum luminosity of "deeply plunging" tidal disruptions, the precession of transient accretion disks can encode the spins of supermassive black holes, and much more. This work is based on but differs from the original thesis that was formally defended at Harvard, which received both the Roger Doxsey Award and the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award from the American Astronomical Society.
Dr. Nicholas Stone recently completed his PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at Harvard University under supervisor Professor Avi Loeb, graduating in May of 2013. Prior to his doctoral work, he obtained his Bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Physics, Mathematics, and Economics. During completion of his thesis work on "Tidal Disr...
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Title:The Tidal Disruption of Stars by Supermassive Black Holes: An Analytic ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:154 pagesPublished:January 5, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:331912675X

ISBN - 13:9783319126753

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Tidal Disruption Rates from Two-Body Relaxation.- Prompt Tidal Disruption of Stars as an Electromagnetic Signature of Supermassive Black Hole Coalescence.- Tidal Disruption Flares of Stars From Moderately Recoiled Black Holes.- Consequences of Strong Compression in Tidal Disruption Events.- General Relativistic Effects in Tidal Disruption Flares.- Observing Lense-Thirring Precession in Tidal Disruption Flares.- Conclusions and Future Directions.- References.- Appendices.