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Lehrstuhl für Astronomie

AG Mannheim · AG Kadler· AG Dröge

Block Lecture/Workshop "Numerical Simulations of Relativistic Jets"

Block Lecture/Workshop "Numerical Simulations of Relativistic Jets" by Prof. M. Perucho

by Prof. M. Perucho

He is visiting us from the University of Valencia as part of the international guest professorship program of Wuerzburg University. The lecture/workshop is primarily addressed to PhD students but is also open to other members of the new cluster for astronomy and astroparticle physics at the universities of Wuerzburg and Erlangen-Nuremberg.


  • Monday, July 20 at 10:15 (seminar room 31.00.017)
  • Monday, July 27 at 10:15 (seminar room 31.00.017)



Propagation of relativistic jets at kiloparsec scales.

The lecture/workshop will consist of an initial description of the set up of simulations that the students will be using. These simulations are aimed to study the propagation of relativistic jets through galactic atmospheres. The code solves the equations of relativistic hydrodynamics, using an equation of state that allows to account for two families of particles with different masses (namely, electrons/positrons and protons). The students will familiarize with the basics of the dynamics and physical processes that rule the evolution of these jets, and with the typical structures that they develop at large scales. After the description of the scenarios that could be simulated, a discussion will follow regarding the values that each one of them would like to use for their personal simulation. Then, they will set the parameters consistently and prepare their computers to run a simulation using several cores. Then, we will discuss which kind of analysis it would be interesting to perform once we have run the simulations. These runs will be left to run during several days. In the mean time, the students may prepare easy programs that allow to analyse the results. The students are encouraged to ask during the week about ways to implement the analysis and about any problems with their simulations. During the second session we can run the analysis programs and discuss the results.