13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The Blandford-Znajek theory revisited

16 Dec 2015, 18:19
3m
Level 0, Room 23 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 23

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Dr Luigi Foschini (National Institute for Astrophysics - INAF)

Description

How powerful relativistic jets are generated is still one of the most important topics of the modern astrophysics. One of the most interesting and adopted theories was developed by Blandford and Znajek in 1977 with reference to jets from black holes. In the present work, I would like to draw the attention on some relatively unexplored features of the theory, with particular reference to the analogies with electromagnetic generators.

Primary author

Dr Luigi Foschini (National Institute for Astrophysics - INAF)

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