undergraduate work studied the formation of jets in black hole
accretion disks using the Cosmos++ General Relativistic
Magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) code.
Jet Formation Movies
- Jet formation in an
accretion disk around a Kerr Black hole - Here we start with a side
view of torus of material around a black hole (represented by red
in the video). At the start of the video, the matter has not
yet started to accrete onto the black hole. The black hole
soon pulls the material in. The winding of the magnetic
fields creates a strong bipolar outflow, indicated in blue.
- Magnetic fields in jet
formation in an accretion disk
- The same as above, only now the magnetic fields lines are shown
instead of the outbound material. Throughout the video, you can
see the magnetic towers form. These towers drive the outflows
seen the first video.
- Overhead view of
jet formation - This video shows an overhead view of
the system with both the unbound material and the magnetic fields
plotted. Here you can see the interaction between the
magnetic fields and the material. The magnetic towers trace
the outline of the jet.
- 3D view of jet formation - If you have some red/cyan 3D glasses, you can see my work in 3D!