Astronomy and Astrophysics Seminars

Active Galactic Nuclei in the Multi-messenger Era - Probing Jet Physics

by Dr. Bindu Rani (NASA-GSFC, USA)

Thursday, September 10, 2020 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
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Meeting ID: 994 9121 2626 Passcode: 291780
A wide variety of astrophysical sources, from young stellar objects to white dwarfs, neutron stars, stellar-mass and supermassive black holes (SMBHs), produce jets.  One of the most intriguing and challenging quests of modern astrophysics is to understand how jets are formed. Understanding jets from SMBHs in the context of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) is a particularly crucial question because the jets are one of the main ways in which accreting SMBHs provide kinetic feedback on their surroundings and the growth of SMBHs themselves. High-resolution polarization imaging (millimeter-VLBI) is a unique technique to probe the central environments of SMBHs. This talk will be focused on high-resolution imaging of AGN  to probe the jet launching region and magnetic field configuration close to the SMBH.