Special Issue "Advances in Studying Supermassive Black Holes"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 87

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Theoretical Astrophysics, Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute, Tashkent 100052, Uzbekistan
Interests: relativistic astrophysics; general relativity; neutron stars and black holes
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School of Computer and Information Engineering, Inha University in Tashkent, Ziyolilar 9, Tashkent 100170, Uzbekistan
Interests: gravity theories; astrophysics of compact objects; gravitational lensing; shadow of black holes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of the Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of our galaxy and other galaxies may provide useful tools to test theories related to gravity. The presence of many modified and alternative theories related to gravity requires to development of new tests, including those connected with astrophysical processes near SMBHs. On the other hand, the degeneracy problem due to the mimicking effects of different gravity models on astrophysical processes may be resolved by considering several independent experiments/observations. It is mostly believed that the axial-symmetric Kerr solution of Einstein's equation describes astrophysical black holes. However, the Kerr solution has fundamental problems connected with the presence of singularity. Thus, one may also consider the generalization of axial-symmetric solutions, particularly those describing SMBHs within general relativity or modified/alternative theories of gravity. In this Special Issue, we are interested in collecting new ideas and research devoted to studying the different aspects of the astrophysics of SMBHs within standard general relativity or modified/alternative theories of gravity. 

Dr. Ahmadjon Abdujabbarov
Dr. Farruh Atamurotov
Guest Editors

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  • astrophysics of compact objects
  • shadow of SMBH
  • gravitational lensing
  • dynamical processes around SMBH

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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