University of Colorado Boulder

  Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences   2000 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309

Duane Physics Building, Rm. E226

Jimmy Negus

Ph.D. Graduate Student - Astrophysics

© 2019 by James Negus

 

 

Black Holes Explained

  • On December 26, 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves generated from merging black holes for the first time in human history. Through an engaging, easily accessible approach, the origins, dynamics, and ultimate fate of black holes are thoroughly unraveled so that students without a scientific background can grasp complex physics theories. This book supports the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories by discussing the methods research universities and space agencies use to explore black holes.