Astronomy Colloquium for 2023-05-03

Series: Astronomy Colloquium
Date: Wednesday 03-May-2023
Time: 16:05-17:00 (4:05-5:00 pm)
Location: ATL 2400
Speaker: Dr. Chris White (Flatiron Institute)
Title: Frontiers in Black Hole Accretion

Black holes, together with the matter falling into them, are important and fascinating objects whose study lies at the intersection of a number of subfields of astrophysics. With observational data continually increasing in quantity and quality, our theories are forced to tackle the more nuanced complexities of these systems. I will discuss how computational modeling has improved, and continues to improve, for example by considering misaligned angular momentum, statistical variability properties, and the effects of strong radiation fields.

In-person colloquia are usually preceded by espresso and ice cream at 1:45 pm outside room PSC 1150 and are followed by an informal reception at 5:15 pm in that room. Anyone interested in talking with the speaker, or being added to the colloquium announcement email list, should contact the colloquium organizer Dr. Leslie Sage. Lunch will normally be reserved for the speaker to talk to graduate students. Anyone asking a question during a talk is asked to raise their hand and be acknowledged before speaking. Contact Dr. Leslie Sage for details.

Colloquium Organizer: Dr. Leslie Sage


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


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