Project Title: Large Scale X-ray jets
in Radio-Loud Quasars and Galaxies.
Project Advisor: Aneta Siemiginowska
Background: Many large scale X-ray jets have been discovered by Chandra
indicating that relativistic particles exist at large distances from the
quasar or AGN core.
Scientific Questions: What process is responsible for the jet X-ray
emission at hundreds kiloparsecs distances from the quasar? What is the primary
source of relativistic particles at the emission site? What are the characteristic
timescales involved in the jet activity?
Scientific Methodology: This project considers both the data
and theory of the X-ray jets. Theoretical work is related to understanding the
physical processes responsible for the jet emission and may involve a
development of jet emission models. Observations of X-ray jets come
from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. We will use CIAO software to analyze the
X-ray data. In addition the analysis of radio and optical data may be
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