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Astronomy Colloquium Series

Dr. Charles Gammie, Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois
Thursday, December 7, 2017
3:40-4:30 PM
411 West Hall Map
Black Hole Accretion

Accretion onto black holes probably powers many bright astrophysical sources such as active galactic nuclei, some stellar-mass x-ray sources, gamma-ray bursts, and relativistic radio jets. I will survey developments in the theory of black hole accretion, with a particular focus on those relevant to the Event Horizon Telescope experiment, a global millimeter-wavelength interferometer that is attempting to image hot plasma near black holes on the scale of the event horizon.
Building: West Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Astronomy, Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, Physics, Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Astronomy, Department of Physics, Michigan Institute for Research in Astrophysics