International Journal of Physics and Mathematics

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A (2020)

A study of formation and evolution of Black Hole


Neeraj Kumar Mishra, Priyanka Vaidya

Objects whose gravitational fields are too strong for light to escape were first considered in the 18th century by John Michell and Pierre-Simon Laplace. The first modern solution of general relativity that would characterize a black hole was found by Karl Schwarzschild in 1916, although its interpretation as a region of space from which nothing can escape was first published by David Finkelstein in 1958. Black holes were long considered a mathematical curiosity; it was not until the 1960s that theoretical work showed they were a generic prediction of general relativity. The discovery of neutron stars by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967 sparked interest in gravitationally collapsed compact objects as a possible astrophysical reality. A black hole can be formed by the death of a massive star. When such a star has exhausted the internal thermonuclear fuels in its core at the end of its life, the core becomes unstable and gravitationally collapses inward upon itself, and the star's outer layers are blown away.

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How to cite this article:
Neeraj Kumar Mishra, Priyanka Vaidya. A study of formation and evolution of Black Hole. Int. J. Phys. Math. 2020;2(2):21-25.