Blazars: Nature's Particle Accelerators


The 2018 Mandel Lecture featuring Dr. Jedidah Isler. Blazars are supermassive, hyperactive black holes that are able to "spin up" streams of nearby charged particles moving at 99.9% of the speed of light. These particle streams move close by Earth and are within our line of sight. Despite this ideal vantage point, much of the physics of blazar jets is still uncertain. Dr. Isler will share the most current results in the field of blazar astrophysics and discuss how the celestial orientation of blazars is helping us understand some of Nature’s most powerful particle accelerators.

This event is free and open to the public on a first come, first seated basis.

Location details: 

Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Invited Audience: 
Astrophysicist Jedidah Isler seen from the waist up
Event dates: 
06/07/2018 - 7:30pm