Path 1 - Research Assistant: Multiwavelength Studies of Active Galactic Nuclei
Faculty: Ingyin Zaw, Associate Professor of Physics
Project Description: Active galactic nuclei (AGNs), accreting supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their immediate surroundings, are sites of extreme physical conditions. The work will involve studying these systems using data at different wavelengths, which result from different physical conditions. In particular, radio data will be used to measure the SMBH mass and study the physics of accretion. X-ray data will be used to measure the AGN luminosity and determine the level of intervening material between the source and the Earth, as well study any jets or winds driven by the AGN in one or more systems.
Reduce and analyze single dish and interferometric radio data
Reduce and analyze X-ray data
Conduct observations with the Green Bank Telescope
Contribute to papers from the above work
Bachelor's degree in physics, astrophysics, or related field
Experience with astronomical data, especially radio or X-ray, is preferred
1. Statement of interest in the position
2. Transcript of degree(s)
4. Two letters of recommendation
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