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Astrophysics Colloquium : Black Holes - Nature or Nurture?

25Oct
Seminars and colloquia
Time
Venue
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH
Speaker(s)

Professor Roger Blandford

University of Stanford

Seminar series
Astrophysics colloquia
Knowledge of physics?
Yes, knowledge of physics required
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Black holes power many of the most powerful sources in the universe through their disks, jets and winds. This power derives from their rotational energy (Nature) and the gravitational energy released by accreting gas (Nurture). The balance of these two modes and their implications, will be re-examined in the light of recent, remarkable observations of the nearby galaxy M87 by the Event Horizon Telescope. Implications for other sources will be discussed.

Abstract: TBC