Physics and Astronomy Colloquium - Sasha Tchekhovskoy, Northwestern

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Physics and Astronomy Colloquium - Sasha Tchekhovskoy, Northwestern

Title: "Disks, Jets, and Other Black Hole-Powered Transients"

Friday, February 15, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm
Wilder 104
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars
Abstract: Black holes are responsible for a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena. They devour stars, eject relativistic jets, affect star formation and galaxy evolution, and enrich the Universe with heavy elements. I will discuss how global general relativistic magnetized fluid dynamics numerical simulations allow us to use this activity to quantitatively probe strong-field gravity and constrain black hole physics in various astrophysical contexts.
For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

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