Talks by Eva Hackmann

Geodesic motion in relativistic astrophysics

Eva Hackmann University of Bremen
Since the advent of (relativistic) astrophysics it has been one of the most important tasks to study the motion of freely falling particles, both from a purely academic and an observational point of view. In this presentation I review the solution methods for the equations of motion of particle-like objects and light within a wide variety of spacetimes. Moreover, we take a closer look on the importance of special orbits for phenomena like black hole shadows or accretion discs.