Special Session SS6
30 June 2020
Multiwavelength polarization of blazar jets
Blazars are among the most intriguing and consistently bright objects in the observable Universe. They are the most extreme class of active galactic nuclei with powerful relativistic jets that can extend out to kpc-scales from the central engine. Despite decades of systematic study of their emission across the electromagnetic spectrum we still lack a basic understanding of their intrinsic jet physics and the physical processes occurring within the supermassive black holes that power them. The origin of the high-energy emission from within blazar jets remains largely unknown and is highly debated within the literature. Although high-energy polarization promises to solve this mystery, so far there have not been any missions capable of such polarization measurents.
I. Liodakis (Stanford University), V. Pavlidou (University of Crete), D. Blinov (University of Crete), C. Casadio (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy), T. Hovatta (University of Turku), N. MacDonald (Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy).
I. Liodakis (ilioda @ stanford.edu)
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