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Black Holes: Going to Extremes

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Introduction

The Science of Black Holes
by Jesse Emspak

Section 1: Seeing the Unseen: Finding Black Holes

1.1    Evidence Points to Violent Past for the Milky Way’s Black Hole

         by John Matson

1.2    Ripples in Spacetime

         by Clara Moskowitz

1.3    Here Come the Waves

         by Davide Castelvecchi

1.4    Finally, the Face of a Black Hole

         by Seth Fletcher

1.5    The Event Horizon Telescope, the Hawking Effect and the Foundations of Physics

         by Steve Giddings

1.6    How to Swallow a Sun

         by S. Bradley Cenko & Neil Gehrels

1.7    Meet “Spikey,” a Possible Pair of Merging Supermassive Black Holes

         by Nola Taylor Redd

1.8    Astronomers Spy a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star

         by Charlie Wood

Section 2: Black Hole Origins

2.1    Zeroing In on How Supermassive Black Holes Formed

         by Yasemin Saplakoglu 

2.2    Did Astronomers Just Discover Black Holes from the Big Bang?

         by Nola Taylor Redd

2.3    Black Hole Factories May Hide at Cores of Giant Galaxies

         by Charlie Wood

2.4    The First Monster Black Holes

         by Priyamvada Natarajan

Section 3: Can Black Holes Rewrite Physics?

3.1    Escape from a Black Hole

         by Steven Giddings

3.2    Black Holes, Wormholes and the Secrets of Quantum Spacetime

         by Juan Maldacena

3.3    Burning Rings of Fire

         by Joseph Polchinski

3.4    Have We Solved the Black Hole Information Paradox?

         by Yasunori Nomura

3.5    LIGO’s Latest Black-Hole Merger Confirms Einstein, Challenges Astrophysics

         by Lee Billings

Section 4: Event Horizons: What We Don’t Know

4.1    Erupting Black Hole Shows Intriguing “Light Echoes”

         by Clara Moskowitz

4.2    Black Hole Pretenders Could Really Be Bizarre Quantum Stars

         by Charles Q. Choi

4.3    Black Holes from the Beginning of Time

         by Juan García-Bellido & Sébastien Clesse

4.4    Maybe We Could “See” a Singularity After All

         by Abraham Loeb

Section 5: Life on the Edge

5.1    Living Near a Supermassive Black Hole

         by Abraham Loeb  

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