Contributed Talk - Splinter BlackHoles

Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 10:00   (virtual BH)

XMM-Newton Highlights of Black Hole Observations

Norbert Schartel

With about 350 refereed papers published each year, XMM-Newton is one of the most successful scientific missions of ESA ever. Observation of Black Holes is one of the main research fields covered by the observing program of the mission. The talk highlights XMM-Newton contributions to our current view of Black Holes. X-ray observations provide a unique opportunity to study the vicinity of supermassive black hole, i.e. the region where the strong gravitational field acts and allow the determination of black holes spin. XMM-Newton observations constrain the understanding of the underlying accretion physics. The main focus of the talk will be the discussion of recent scientific highlight results based on XMM-Newton observations of Black Holes.