Dr Judith Croston , The Open University
The early days of radio astronomy revealed the existence of exotic galaxies producing powerful jets of material travelling immense distances at close to the speed of light. We still have many questions about how these jets are generated by matter falling onto a central black hole, what the jets are made of, and, perhaps most importantly, how they impact their surrounding galaxies and intergalactic space. I will discuss how new radio surveys are revisiting this exotic population of galaxies, and how low-frequency radio observations in particular are providing a new window into their birth, death and sometimes reincarnation.
Lectures held at 7.30pm in the Berrill Lecture Theatre, Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. For further information contact Prof. Ray Mackintosh (email firstname.lastname@example.org). No need to register.