SLUGS AND SNAILS: Jets from an Unconventional Angle
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 9 a.m. — 10 a.m. MST
AURA Lecture Hall
We discuss some aspects of extragalactic jets originating from super massive black holes in the centres of active galaxies (and quasars). We start with a short review of sizes and flavors and then argue that the emission we detect across the electromagnetic spectrum does not come from the essence of the jet, but is rather a product of the jet. We go on to discuss some topics concerning synchrotron emission from jets, mainly aspects of knots. Finally we discuss the emission processes for the X-rays and mention a short list of uncomfortable 'worries'.