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    • Measuring the Spins of Stellar Black Holes: A Progress Report 

      McClintock, Jeffrey E.; Narayan, Ramesh; Gou, L.; Liu, J.; Penna, R; Steiner, J; Comastri, A.; Angelini, L.; Cappi, Marina Christine (American Institute of Physics, 2010)
      We use the Novikov-Thorne thin disk model to fit the thermal continuum X-ray spectra of black hole X-ray binaries, and thereby extract the dimensionless spin parameter a∗=a/M of the black hole as a parameter of the fit. ...