General relativistic modeling of magnetized jets from accreting black holes

Alexander Tchekhovskoy*, Jonathan C. McKinney, Ramesh Narayan

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Recent advances in general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic modeling of jets offer unprecedented insights into the inner workings of accreting black holes that power the jets in active galactic nuclei (AGN) and other accretion systems. I will present the results of recent studies that determine spin-dependence of jet power and discuss the implications for the AGN radio loud/quiet dichotomy and recent observations of high jet power in a number of AGN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012040
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2012
EventAstronomy at High Angular Resolution 2011: The Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei, AHAR 2011 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: Aug 29 2011Sep 2 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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