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Title: Detection of IMBHs from microlensing in globular clusters
Authors: Safonova, M
Rahvar, S
Bond, I
Hearnshaw, J
Stalin, C
Keywords: Globular Star Clusters;Gravitational Waves;Black Holes;Galaxies
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Citation: Chakrabarti, Sandip K. and Majumdar, Archan S. eds., Observational evidence for black holes in the universe., Proceedings of the 2nd Kolkata Conference on Observational Evidence for Black Holes in the Universe held in Kolkata India, 10 - 15 February 2008 and the Satellite Meeting on Black Holes, Neutron stars, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Gamma-Ray Bursts held 16 - 17 February, 2008, pp. 121 - 126
Series/Report no.: AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1053
Abstract: Globular clusters have been long predicted to host intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) in their centres. The growing evidence that some/all Galactic globular clusters (GCs) could harbour middle range (10/sup2-10/sup4 M/subsolar) black holes, just as galaxies do, stimulates the searches and the development of new methods for proving their existence. Most of the attempts in search of the central black holes (BHs) are indirect and present enormous observational difficulties due to the crowding of stars in the GCs cores. Here we propose another method of detection-the microlensing of the cluster stars by the central BH
ISBN: 978-0-7354-0582-0
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