RadioViews is a series of videos where fellow researchers present their results in compact form.
Video #6: Magnetic sheath wrapping in a relativistic plasma jet at the quasar 3C 273
Dr. Mikhail Lisakov, staff member at the Radio Astronomy/VLBI department of the MPIfR, carries out research with focus on relativistic jets from active galactic nuclei which could provide answers to questions ranging from galaxy evolution to neutrino production. To study Faraday rotation, he developed a model for the jet–sheath system in 3C273 where the sheath is wider than the single-epoch narrow relativistic jet.
Video #5: Felix M. Pötzl on space-VLBI observations of the quasar 3C 345
Dr. Felix Pötzl, recently graduated at the Univ. of Cologne in the framework of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy and Astrophysics, presents his PhD project, at which he focused on high-resolution, polarimetric space-VLBI observations of the quasar 3C 345.
Video #4: Thalia Traianou on the localisation of the γ-ray emitting region in the blazar TXS 2013+370
Dr. Thalia Traianou successfully finished her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Krichbaum at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy as a member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2020. Her Ph.D. project focused chiefly on the structural evolution and polarization variability of the blazars TXS 2013+370 and 3C 454.3 using VLBI imaging at the ultra-high angular resolution.
Video #3 - Joana Kramer on 3D relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of AGN to study their polarisation properties
Ms. Joana Kramer is a Ph.D. candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and a member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Her research interests cover 3D relativistic magnetohydrodynamic simulations of AGN as well as imaging and studying the (circular) polarization of both the simulations and observational data. Under the supervision of Prof. Eduardo Ros and Dr. Nicholas MacDonald she studies „Very Long Baseline Array Imaging of a TANAMI Active Galactic Nuclei“ and „Extragalactic Jets – Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations & Ray-Tracing“.
Video #2: Jae-Young Kim on the First Event Horizon Telescope Images of a Black-Hole Powered Jet in the Quasar 3C 279
Dr. Jae-Young Kim, former post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and at present staff scientist at the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), studies the formation and the phenomenology of relativistic jets ejected from supermassive black holes using state-of-art observational techniques, as VLBI observations with the Event Horizon Telescope.
Video #1: Dr. Bia Boccardi on the TeV emitting galaxy 3C 264
Dr. Bia Boccardi, Otto Hahn Group leader at the MPI für Radioastronomie, describes her recent work on the study of the galaxy 3C 264. This was published on July 4th, 2019 at the Volume 627 of the Astronomy & Astrophysics journal, see below.