Special Session SS3
5 April 2018
Astrophysical jets in the era of multi-messenger astronomy
Collimated outflows, the so-called jets, are ubiquitous among astrophysical sources including -- but not limited to -- gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), active galactic nuclei (AGN) and micro-quasars. Even though jets are born in widely different environments, it is commonly accepted that relativistic jets are powered by the accretion of matter onto a compact object.
This special session aims at bringing together researchers working on different physical aspects of jets from extragalactic and Galactic sources, particle astrophysics and gravitational wave physics. Special emphasis will be placed on how one can exploit astrophysical messengers, including light and its variability, neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravity waves to constrain the jet physics and progenitors. Although the symposium will focus on open theoretical issues, a critical overview of the observational status will serve as the starting point of the discussions. Contributions not selected for an oral presentation will be considered as posters.
The selection process of review talks and posters will be based on a fair representation of scientific ideas, scientific seniority, and gender according to ESA policy for diversity and non discrimination.
Updated on Mon Oct 02 18:01:50 CEST 2017
EWASS 2018 : European Week of Astronomy and Space Science