Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Ramesh Narayan

Harvard University
will give a series of lectures on

The Many Faces of Accretion

Abstract of series:

Accretion disks are the power source behind many astrophysical systems, from protostars to compact stellar remnants to supermassive black holes. Sometimes these systems produce powerful ejections of magnetized gas, called jets. Understanding the physics behind the accretion-jet phenomenon is a major field of research and work is being done on many fronts: fundamental theory, computer simulations, ground- and space-based observations. This series of talks will describe some recent progress. Professor Narayan is Fellow of the Royal Society, London.

Program of Lectures

Type Title Start Date Start Time Location Presentation
Colloquium Black Hole Spin, Accretion and Relativistic Jets 2013-04-22 14:30 Lidow, Rosen Auditorium (323)
Astrophysics Seminar Geometrically Thin Accretion Disks 2013-04-23 14:30 Lewiner, Seminar Room (412)
Astrophysics Seminar Advection Dominated Accretion Flows 2013-04-24 14:30 Lidow, 620