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

Disks and jets

18 Dec 2015, 11:55
35m
Level 0, Room 2 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 2

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Uiversity of California Berkeley)

Description

After reviewing the physics of jet formation by accreting black holes, I will present the results of recent 3D general relativistic magnetized fluid dynamics simulations and discuss the insights they give us into the disk-jet connection. I will finish by presenting the simulated spectra and images and the constraints on the near event horizon physics coming from the comparison to the observations of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Primary author

Alexander Tchekhovskoy (Uiversity of California Berkeley)

Presentation Materials