Sunday, 18 April 2010


" Semangat Belajar Kita Akan Membentuk Lekukan Ruang dan Waktu Terhadap Masa Depan Hidup Kita"

Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics 



 Lecture 15 - Supermassive Black Holes







The lecture begins with a question-and-answer session about black holes. Topics include the extent to which we are sure black holes exist in the center of all galaxies, how massive they are, and how we can observe them. The lecture then turns to strong-field relativity: relativistic effects that are unrelated to Newtonian theory. The possibility of testing predictions of the existence of black holes is discussed in the context of strong-field relativity. One way we might learn about black holes is through observation of the orbit of the companion star in an X-ray binary star system. Through this we can estimate the mass of the compact object. The lecture ends with an explanation of how astronomers find black holes, and how Professor Bailyn was able to discover one himself.

Problem sets/Reading assignment:

None assigned

Course Media





Low Bandwidth Video

mov [100MB]

High Bandwidth Video

mov [500MB]


1. The University of Yale Open Course Ware

2. Professor Bailyn Websites

Ucapan Terima Kasih:

1. Bapak. Prof. Dr. Ing. H. B. J. Habibie.

2. Departemen Pendidikan Nasional

3. Kementrian Riset dan Teknologi

4. Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional

Disusun Ulang Oleh:

Arip Nurahman

Department of Physics, Indonesia University of Education


Follower Open Course Ware at MIT-Harvard University, Cambridge.USA.

Semoga Bermanfaat dan Terima Kasih

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