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Modelling the Crab Nebula

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • CASA Conference Room C324

Speaker Name(s): 

Serguei Komissarov

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of LEEDS UK
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysics Lunch Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

The Crab nebula has been one of the most important "test beds" of relativistic plasma astrophysics since the middle of the last century. It keeps providing us with valuable hints every time we open a "new window into Universe". Yet after decades of research and countless publications, many important issues are still not fully resolved. In my talk I will focus on the so-called sigma-problem of the Crab Nebula and the ways of its resolution. In particular, I will describe what we have learned from our recent relativistic MHD simulations.