Title:Accretion towards SgrA* SMBH in the Milky Way (special seminar)

Speaker:Prof. Paul Ho (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics)

Date:Thursday, July 11, 2019, 10:30am

Venue:South 621, Mong Man-wai Science Technology Building

 

Abstract:SgrA* is the nearest supermassive black hole, located in the nucleus of our Galaxy. There is a large reservoir of gas in the form of a circumnuclear ring at a radial distance of about 1pc. We examine the evidence for accretion towards the nucleus. We argue that magnetic fields play a role in forming the visible structures.