EAS Publications Series
Volume 44, 2010JENAM 2008: Grand Challenges in Computational Astrophysics
|Page(s)||125 - 126|
|Published online||20 January 2011|
H. Wozniak and G. Hensler (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 44 (2010) 125-126
Modelling the light-curves of objects tidally disrupted by a black hole
Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics,
University of Ljubljana, Jadranska
2 INAF, Astronomical Observatory of Padova, Vicolo dell’Osservatorio 5, 35122 Padova, Italy
Tidal disruption by massive black holes is a phenomenon, during which a large part of gravitational energy can be released on a very short time-scale. The time-scales and energies involved during X-ray and IR flares observed in Galactic centre suggest that they may be related to tidal disruption events. Furthermore, aftermath of a tidal disruption of a star by super-massive black hole has been observed in some galaxies, e.g. RX J1242.6-1119A. All these discoveries increased the demand for tools for tidal disruption study in curved space-time. Here we summarise our study of general relativistic effects on tidal deformation of stars and compact objects.
© EAS, EDP Sciences 2011
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