Non-thermal Processes in Black-Hole-Jet Magnetospheres

  title={Non-thermal Processes in Black-Hole-Jet Magnetospheres},
  author={Frank M. Rieger},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics D},
  • F. Rieger
  • Published 11 July 2011
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics D
The environs of supermassive black holes are among the universe's most extreme phenomena. Understanding the physical processes occurring in the vicinity of black holes may provide the key to answer a number of fundamental astrophysical questions including the detectability of strong gravity effects, the formation and propagation of relativistic jets, the origin of the highest energy gamma-rays and cosmic rays, and the nature and evolution of the central engine in active galactic nuclei (AGN… 
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