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JSI Colloquium Series - Jonathan McKinney
Monday 11 May 2015, 16:00 - 17:00
Location Room 1136 Physical Sciences Complex, University of Maryland

"Growing Black Holes via Super-Eddington Accretion"

Speaker:  Jonathan McKinney (UMD)

Black hole engines power phenomena from the large-scale heating of gas in galaxies and clusters down to the event horizon-scale formation of relativistic jets. We reveal how our unique state-of-the-art general relativistic radiation magnetohydrodynamical simulations of accreting black holes and their feedback (as radiation, winds, and jets) could help solve the problem of the rapid formation of high redshift quasars and might explain the origin of the black-hole-mass to bulge-velocity-dispersion (M-sigma) correlation in galaxies. Radiation physics in simulations will provide a fresh understanding of a broad range of phenomena including active galactic nuclei, x-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, tidal disruption events, and strong gravity regimes like those probed by the Event Horizon Telescope.

Parking:  You may park in the Regents Drive Parking Garage located directly across from the Physical Sciences Complex.  Look for the green Pay Station Parking signs and park in any numbered lot.  Please use parking code 883-42482  for this event.  This parking code is good for 05/11/15 only.

Refreshments will be available beginning at 3:30 pm. Talk begins at 4 pm.