Supermassive black hole jets through polarized eyes

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Speaker :  
Dr Ioannis Liodakis (Finnish center for Astronomy with ESO, University of Turku, Finland)
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Online seminar
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Abstract :

Blazars are the most persistently bright objects in the observable Universe. Their massive black holes and extreme relativistic jets are great testbeds to study a variety of phenomena related to astrophysics, general relativity and particle physics in unique regimes. Polarization can be an important probe of the magnetic field geometry, acceleration physics, and high-energy emission processes of blazar jets. I will discuss recent efforts to understand these enigmatic objects and answer century-old questions through polarized "eyes" across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Note: This is an online meeting via ZOOM in the following link.