Accretion power pervades astrophysics. It governs the assembly of stars, the formation of planets, the evolution of black holes, and even affects the very largest structures in the universe. At its core, accretion is an elegant interplay of gravitation and electromagnetism, ultimately producing fantastic power. This talk will describe the basics of accretion and provide examples of how scientists study this process using new telescopes and techniques.
All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street parking structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.
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