From Black Holes to Fireworks: Understanding Astrophysical Jets

Presenter Full Name
Dr. Rodolfo Barniol Duran
Sacramento State University
Year & Semester
2021 Fall
Presentation Date
September 27, 2021

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Black holes are among the most compelling cosmic mysteries known to science. They launch powerful jets with velocities close to the speed of light. Light emitted from these jets reaches Earth and can be detected, allowing us to learn more about how matter behaves under such energetic conditions. Just a few years ago, gravitational waves from compact object mergers were detected for the first time, giving us a brand new view of the Universe and a revolution in the field of Astrophysics. In this talk, I will discuss our current efforts to understand astrophysical jets from neutron star mergers in the context of gravitational wave astronomy.