Hui Li from the Los Alamos National Lab will be the featured speaker at a department of physics and astronomy colloquium. His talk is titled, "A Model for Astrophysical Jet and Lobe System."
Powerful jets from super massive black holes have fascinated astronomers and physicists for more than half a century. As more observations become available, it is generally recognized that plasma physics holds the key to understanding the formation and propagation of jets as well as the dissipation processes within jets (sometimes with extreme parameters). Li will describe the key observations that help us to determine the physical parameters and what we believe are the key processes.