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The Net Advance of Physics: Black Holes

http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/user/r/e/redingtn/www/netadv/bh.html

A set of links to numerous black holes resources on the Web, this site is a useful starting point for finding technical articles on the topic.

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Spacetime Geometry inside a Black Hole

http://members.cox.net/jhaldenwang/black_hole.htm

Text by Jim Haldenwang describing the foundations of general relativity and some basic properties of black holes. Presupposes knowledge of calculus and basic concepts of special relativity.

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ScienceDaily: Black Hole News

http://www.sciencedaily.com/news/space_time/black_holes/

List of news articles and press releases related to all aspects of black hole physics, from theory to astronomical observations; updated frequently.

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Schwarzschild's Spacetime

http://www.phy.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/schwarzschild.html

Part of Rob Salgado's website "The light cone - an illuminating introduction to relativity" at Syracuse University, which explores relativity using simple spacetime diagrams. These particular pages explore the simplest black hole solution.

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Jillian's Guide to Black Holes

http://www.gothosenterprises.com/black_holes/

An informal introduction to the different types of black holes, to what happens outside and inside such objects, and to how they can be detected; suitable for a general audience. Created by Jillian Bornak as the final project for a beginners' course on general relativity at Syracuse University in 2003.

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Imagine the Universe: Black Holes

http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/introduction/black_holes.html

Information about the astrophysics of black holes on the website of NASA's High-Energy Astrophysics Learning Center. Suitable for ages 14 and up.

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Gravity's Relentless Pull

http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/black_holes/

Information about black holes for a general audience, including virtual journeys and simulations, from the Space Telescope Science Institute (the people in charge of the Hubble Space Telescope).

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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Holes

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/htmltest/gifcity/bh_pub_faq.html

FAQ for the usenet newsgroup sci.physics; compiled by Matt McIrvin; last change 1995. Suitable for a general audience; addresses a number of fundamental questions such as "How does gravity get out of a black hole" or "What happens if you fall in".

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Do Black Holes Exist in Our Universe?

http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~westra/aoz/

Presentation about stellar black holes, suitable for undergraduate students. Created by Eduard Westra for a second-year astronomy course he was taking at the Australian National University.

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Developments in General Relativity: Black Hole Singularity and Beyond

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0304052

Article by Igor D. Novikov (University of Copenhagen) on current theories about the inside of black holes, addressing questions such as "Can we see inside a black hole?" and "Can a falling observer cross the singularity without being crushed?"

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Black Holes: A General Introduction

http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/9801252

Review article by Jean-Pierre Luminet (Observatoire Paris-Meudon), which presents in a pictorial way the basic concepts of black hole physics; includes information about astronomical objects that are black hole candidates.

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Black Holes and String Theory

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0107034

Review by Rob Myers (Perimeter Institute); includes information about calculations of the black hole entropy using branes. Based on lectures given at the 4th Mexican School on Gravitation and Mathematical Physics.

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Black Holes and Naked Singularities

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9805066

Review article by T. P. Singh (Tata Institute) about gravitational collapse and the cosmic censorship hypothesis; includes a summary description of known models of collapse resulting in the formation of black holes and naked singularities.

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Black Holes and Beyond

http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/Cyberia/NumRel/BlackHoles.html

Part of the "Spacetime Wrinkles" exhibit published by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications: descriptions of what black holes are, how they might be detected, and what kinds of gravitational waves they should produce. Aimed at a general audience.

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Black Holes & Co.

http://www.einstein-online.info/en/spotlights/blackHoles/

Collection of articles about various aspects of black hole physics, from astronomical observations to the question of why black holes have no hair. Part of the "Spotlights on Relativity" series on Einstein Online; written for a general audience.

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Black Holes

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/bh_home.html

Pages by the relativity group at Cambridge University, aimed at a general audience. They include a brief introduction to black holes, information about observational evidence, and a section on black holes and critical phenomena.

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Black Holes

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9808035

Review article by Gary T. Horowitz (UCSB) and Saul A. Teukolsky (Cornell); includes information on the observational evidence for black holes, some developments involving cosmic censorship, and the statistical origin of black hole entropy.

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Black Holes

http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Harrison/BlackHoles/BlackHoles.html

A one-hour lecture given by David M. Harrison (University of Toronto) to senior liberal arts students on the basic properties of black holes.

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Black Holes

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9707012

Lecture notes for Paul K. Townsend's course on Black holes at Cambridge University. Covers the basics of black hole physics, the mechanics of black holes, and related geometrical concepts at a level suitable for advanced physics students.

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Black Holes

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0201053

Review article by Piotr Chrusciel (Universit de Tours), covering the evidence for the existence of black holes, their mathematical definition, global aspects, and the most important black hole theorems. Special care is taken in exploring aspects relating to numerical simulations of black hole systems.

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Black Hole Images at "Astronomy Picture of the Day" (APOD)

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/black_holes.html

From NASA's "Astronomy Picture of the Day" archive, the three most educational images (editor's choice) related to black holes.

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