
The Galactic Center
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R. Genzel, V. Karas
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In the past decade high resolution measurements in the infrared employing adaptive optics imaging on 10m telescopes have allowed determining the three dimensional orbits stars within ten light hours o . . . . . 
BPS Black Holes in Superegravity
Author:
Riccardo D'Auria , Pietro Fre'
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In these lectures we explain the concept of supergravity pbranes and BPS black holes. Introducing an audience of general relativists to all the necessary geometry related with extended supergravi . . . . . 
The fuzzball proposal for black holes
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Kostas Skenderis, Marika Taylor
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The fuzzball proposal states that associated with a black hole of entropy S there are exp S horizonfree nonsingular solutions that asymptotically look like the black hole but generically differ from . . . . . 
Gravitational Waves and Black Holes: an Introduction to General
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J.W. van Holten
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In these lectures general relativity is outlined as the classical field theory of gravity, emphasizing physical phenomena rather than mathematical formalism. Dynamical solutions representing traveling . . . . . 
TASI lectures on black holes in string theory
Author:
Amanda W. Peet
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This is a writeup of introductory lectures on black holes in string theory given at TASI99. Topics discussed include: Black holes, thermodynamics and the BekensteinHawking entropy, the information . . . . . 
Lectures On Black Hole Evaporation and Information Loss
Author:
Thomas Banks
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Trieste Spring School Lectures describing the author's opinions about black hole evaporation and information loss. The remnant, or cornucopion scenario for the endpoint of Hawking evaporation is descr . . . . . 
Black Holes in Supergravity and String Theory
Author:
Thomas Mohaupt
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We give an elementary introduction to black holes in supergravity and string theory. The focus is on BPS solutions in four and higherdimensional supergravity and string theory. Basic ideas and techn . . . . . 
BlackHole Phenomenology
Author:
Neven Bilic
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This set of lectures is an introduction to blackhole astrophysics. The emphasis is made on the phenomenology of Xray binaries and of supermassive compact objects at galactic centers.

Quantum Mechanics of Black Holes
Author:
Steven B. Giddings
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These lectures give a pedagogical review of dilaton gravity, Hawking radiation, the black hole information problem, and black hole pair creation. 
Quasinormal modes of black holes: from astrophysics to string theory
Author:
R. A. Konoplya, A. Zhidenko
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Abstract: Perturbations of black holes, initially considered in the context of possible observations of astrophysical effects, have been intensively studied for the past ten years in string theory . . . . . 
The Formation of the First Massive Black Holes
Author:
Zoltán Haiman
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Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) are common in local galactic nuclei, and SMBHs as massive as several billion solar masses already exist at redshift z=6. These earliest SMBHs may grow by the combinati . . . . . 
The Thermodynamics of Black Holes
Author:
Robert M. Wald
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 We review the present status of black hole thermodynamics. Our review includes discussion of classical black hole thermodynamics, Hawking radiation from black holes, the generalized second law, and th . . . . . 

Astrophysical and cosmological probes of dark matter
Author:
Matts Roos
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Dark matter has been introduced to explain mass deficits noted at different astronomical scales, in galaxies, groups of galaxies, clusters, superclusters and even across the full horizon. Dark matter . . . . . 
An introduction to the mechanics of black holes
Author:
Geoffrey Compere
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These notes provide a selfcontained introduction to the derivation of the zero, first and second laws of black hole mechanics. The prerequisite conservation laws in gauge and gravity theories are als . . . . . 
Quantum aspects of black holes
Author:
Claus Kiefer
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This is a brief introduction to quantum aspects of black holes, addressed at an astrophysicsoriented audience. The topics are: The laws of blackhole mechanics, Hawking radiation, interpretation of e . . . . . 
Black Holes
Author:
P.K. Townsend
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Lecture notes for a Part III course "Black Holes" given in DAMTP, Cambridge. The course covers some of the developments in Black Hole physics of the 1960s and 1970s. 145 pp. Many diagrams 
Lectures On Black Hole Evaporation and Information Loss
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Trieste Spring School Lectures describing the author's opinions about black hole evaporation and information loss. The remnant, or cornucopion scenario for the endpoint of Hawking evaporation is descr . . . . . 
Les Houches Lectures on Black Holes
Author:
Andy Strominger
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Lectures presented at the 1994 Les Houches Summer School ``Fluctuating Geometries in Statistical Mechanics and Field Theory.'
70 pages, 18 figures. 