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Probing the Black Hole Engine with Measurements of the Relativistic X-ray Reflection Component

García, Javier A. and Bachetti, Matteo and Ballantyne, David R. and Brenneman, Laura and Brightman, Murray and Connors, Riley M. and Dauser, Thomas and Fabian, Andrew and Fuerst, Felix and Gandhi, Poshak and Kamraj, Nikita and Kara, Erin and Madsen, Kristin and Miller, Jon M. and Nowak, Michael and Parker, Michael L. and Reynolds, Christopher and Steiner, James and Stern, Daniel and Taylor, Corbin and Tomsick, John and Walton, Dominic and Wilms, Jörn and Zoghbi, Abderahmen (2019) Probing the Black Hole Engine with Measurements of the Relativistic X-ray Reflection Component. . (Unpublished)

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Over the last decades X-ray spectroscopy has proven to be a powerful tool for the estimation of black hole spin and several other key parameters in dozens of AGN and black hole X-ray binaries. In this White Paper, we discuss the observational and theoretical challenges expected in the exploration, discovery, and study of astrophysical black holes in the next decade. We focus on the case of accreting black holes and their electromagnetic signatures, with particular emphasis on the measurement of the relativistic reflection component in their X-ray spectra.

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García, Javier A.0000-0003-3828-2448
Bachetti, Matteo0000-0002-4576-9337
Ballantyne, David R.0000-0001-8128-6976
Brightman, Murray0000-0002-8147-2602
Connors, Riley M.0000-0002-8908-759X
Dauser, Thomas0000-0003-4583-9048
Fabian, Andrew0000-0002-9378-4072
Fuerst, Felix0000-0003-0388-0560
Gandhi, Poshak0000-0003-3105-2615
Kamraj, Nikita0000-0002-3233-2451
Kara, Erin0000-0003-0172-0854
Madsen, Kristin0000-0003-1252-4891
Nowak, Michael0000-0001-6923-1315
Parker, Michael L.0000-0002-8466-7317
Steiner, James0000-0002-5872-6061
Stern, Daniel0000-0003-2686-9241
Tomsick, John0000-0001-5506-9855
Walton, Dominic0000-0001-5819-3552
Wilms, Jörn0000-0003-2065-5410
Zoghbi, Abderahmen0000-0002-0572-9613
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190619-103025261
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ID Code:96557
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Jun 2019 17:39
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