Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Bulk speeds of blazar jets »

Gopal Krishna
GMRT National Center Radio Astroph. (Pune, Inde)

Jets of nonthermal radiation are the most conspicuous manifestations of the active galactic nuclei (AGN). In recent years, bulk speeds of the radiating plasma in the jets have been estimated in multiple ways and often these estimates have turned out to be widely discrepant. A similar uncertainty exists about the deceleration scenarios for the powerful blazar jets. These aspects will be briefly reviewed and a possiblity to reconcile the conflicting estimates of the bulk speed will be discussed.
vendredi 16 novembre 2007 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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