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Astronomy Colloquium
Simulations of Black hole Accretion and Outflows
Date: Thursday, November 9th
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: 4421 Stering Hall, Coffee and cookies 3:30 pm, Talk begins at 3:45 pm
Speaker: Alexander Tchekhocvskoy, Northwestern University
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 context
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