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Physics & Astronomy Seminar
Start Date: 10/26/2017Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 10/26/2017

Event Description:
"Observations of Supermassive Black Holes in Transition States" by Dr. Helene Flohic, Assistant Professor of Physics,
University of the Pacific
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus - Science Building
Room: 242
Contact Information:
Name: Bertha Aguayo
Phone: 408-924-5211
Additional Information
Abstract: Matter falling towards supermassive black holes forms accretion disks that are among the brightest objects in the Universe. Depending on the accretion rate of matter, these disks may be geometrically thin or thick, more or less dense, and with vastly different spectra and time variability patterns. While studies are uncovering the fine structure of the disk in each accretion state, it is still unclear how the disk transitions from one state to the other.
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