Make Sense of Black Holes
Black holes. They are one of the most exotic, mind-boggling,
and profound subjects in astrophysics. Not only are they at the
heart of some of the most intriguing phenomena in the cosmos,
they’re the gateway to fundamental and cutting-edge concepts
like general relativity and wormholes.
Nearly everyone has heard of black holes, but few people outside of complex scientific fields understand their true nature and
their implications for our universe. Black Holes Explained finally makes this awe-inspiring cosmological subject accessible,
with 12 lavishly illustrated lectures delivered by distinguished
astronomer and award-winning Professor Alex Filippenko. As
he presents the actual science behind these amazing objects,
you’ll make sense of Einstein rings, photon spheres, event horizons, and other concepts central to the study of black holes.
Like its subject matter, this course is intriguing, eye-opening,
and essential to your knowledge of how the universe works.
This course is one of The Great Courses®, a noncredit recorded
college lecture series from The Teaching Company®. Award-winning professors of a wide array of subjects in the sciences and
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1. A General Introduction
to Black Holes
2. The Violent Deaths of
3. Gamma-Ray Bursts—
The Birth of Black Holes
4. Searching for Stellar-Mass
5. Monster of the Milky Way
and Other Galaxies
Supermassive Black Holes
7. Gravitational Waves—
Ripples in Space-Time
8. The Wildest Ride in
9. Shortcuts through the
Universe and Beyond?
10. Stephen Hawking and Black
11. Black Holes and the
12. Black Holes and the Large
Black Holes Explained
Taught by Professor Alex Filippenko,
University of California, Berkeley
Offer expires Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Priority Code: 39691