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Buchi Neri: The Most Powerful and Efficient Engines of the Universe

by Dott. Rodrigo Nemmen (Universiade de Sao Paulo)

Feb 26, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Where Sala riunioni, IV piano, IRA, via Gobetti 101

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I will describe some of the reasons why black holes -- particularly the supermassive ones -- are key actors in our modern view of the cosmos. I will then review recent observational and theoretical results which tell us where to find the most energy-efficient engines conceivable in nature: jet-producing active galactic nuclei (AGN). I will go through the different parts under the hood in such engines which may explain why they are so "green".

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