Relativistic Jet Simulations and Modeling on Horizon Scale

Relativistic jets are launched in the vicinity of the central black holes and emit powerful radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum. According to our current understanding, relativistic jets are launched by directly tapping the rotational energy of spinning black holes via the so-called Blandford-Znajek process. In addition to the spin of the black hole, numerical simulations showed the amount of accreted magnetized flux has a major impact on the formation of relativistic jets. We have investigated the radiative signatures of self-consistently launched relativistic jets using 3D general relativistic magneto-hydrodynamical simulations and general relativistic radiative transfer calculations in horizon scale to the connection with large-scale structure. We discuss our findings and comparison with observations.

Yosuke Mizuno (SJTU)
Lijing Shao
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 3:30PM to Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 4:30PM
Yosuke Mizuno is T.D. Lee Fellow and Associate Professor at Tsung-Dao Lee Institute in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He obtained a Ph.D. from Kyoto University in 2004. He was a postdoc at the Department of Astronomy, Kyoto University, Japan (2004-2005), NASA postdoctoral program fellow at NASA Marshall space flight center, USA (2005-2008), a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA (2008-2011), an associate research scholar at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan (2011-2014), and research associate at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (2014-2020). He joined Tsung-Dao Lee Institute on October 2020. He was a Theory & Simulation Working Group coordinator on the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration from 2017 to 2022. He has worked on relativistic astrophysics, plasma astrophysics, and high-energy astrophysics by using numerical simulations.