Thursday, April 18th
Active Galactic Nuclei---a Primer
University of Kentucky and Jet Propulsion Laboratory
While a galaxy is a made out of stars, radiation from many types of galaxies shows strong additional components that cannot be produced by stars. The variety of these peculiar galaxies now come under the collective heading of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). All the peculiar phenomena associated with them, such as radio jets, strong X-rays, etc., result from nuclear activity powered by a central massive black hole accreting mass from its host galaxy.
Refreshments at 10:50 AM. Seminar begins at 11:00 AM.
Building 8, Room 241
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