Reynolds, Chris

Reynolds, Chris

  • Professor and Chair of High-Energy initiative, UMD, Astronomy
  • 1154 Physical Sciences Complex
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    Chris Reynolds is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy. He has broad research interests within the realm of high-energy astrophysics, including the X-ray/gamma-ray properties of black hole systems, accretion disk and jet physics, the physics of the hot intracluster/intergalactic medium in galaxy clusters, and computational fluid dynamics.

    Research Projects

    • Determination of the spin of nearby supermassive black holes
    • Interaction of radio galaxies with their environments
    • Magnetohydrodynamic turbulence in accretion disks
    • Magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence in the intracluster medium

    Notable Publications

    • An X-ray spectral study of 24 type-1 active galactic nuclei, C.S.Reynolds, 1997, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 286, 513
    • Broad Iron-Kα Emission Lines as a Diagnostic of Black Hole Spin, C.S.Reynolds & A.C.Fabian, 2008, Astrophysical Journal, 675, 1048