Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 16:00
Location: 
WNGR 116
Event Speaker: 
Sasha Tchekhovskoy (Northwestern)
Local Contact: 
Davide Lazzati
Abstract: 

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 contexts.

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379