The Physics of Accretion onto Black Holes

  • Maurizio Falanga
  • Tomaso Belloni
  • Piergiorgio Casella
  • Marat Gilfanov
  • Peter Jonker
  • Andrew King

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Maurizio Falanga, Luigi Stella
    Pages 1-3
  3. Ken Pounds
    Pages 5-19
  4. Tomaso M. Belloni, Luigi Stella
    Pages 43-60
  5. P. Chris Fragile
    Pages 87-100
  6. Thomas J. Maccarone
    Pages 101-120
  7. Marat Gilfanov, Andrea Merloni
    Pages 121-148
  8. Bence Kocsis, Abraham Loeb
    Pages 163-187
  9. Bradley M. Peterson
    Pages 253-275
  10. Jeffrey E. McClintock, Ramesh Narayan, James F. Steiner
    Pages 295-322
  11. Rob Fender, Elena Gallo
    Pages 323-337
  12. Ken Ohsuga, Shin Mineshige
    Pages 353-369
  13. Phil Uttley, Piergiorgio Casella
    Pages 453-476
  14. Thomas J. Maccarone
    Pages 477-489

About this book


This title reviews in-depth research on accretion on all scales, from galactic binaries to intermediate mass and supermassive black holes. Possible future directions of accretion are also discussed. The following main themes are covered: a historical perspective; physical models of accretion onto black holes of all masses; black hole fundamental parameters; and accretion, jets and outflows. An overview and outlook on the topic is also presented. 

This volume summarizes the status of the study of astrophysical black hole research and is aimed at astrophysicists and graduate students working in this field. 

Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Vol 183/1-4, 2014.


Black Hole Accretion Black Hole Feeding Black Hole Growth Black Hole Jets Black Hole Mass Black Hole Mergers Black Hole Observations Black Hole Spin Black Hole Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Maurizio Falanga
    • 1
  • Tomaso Belloni
    • 2
  • Piergiorgio Casella
    • 3
  • Marat Gilfanov
    • 4
  • Peter Jonker
    • 5
  • Andrew King
    • 6
  1. 1.International Space Science InstituteBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.The National Institute of AstrophysicsMerateItaly
  3. 3.The National Institute of AstrophysicsRomeItaly
  4. 4.Max Planck Institute for AstrophysicsGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Netherlands Institute for Space ResearchUtrechtThe Netherlands
  6. 6.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2226-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2227-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1385-7525
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