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Black hole physics, numerical simulations of magnetized flows around black holes
Alexander Tchekhovskoy (postdoc), Ramesh Narayan (fac), Jonathan C. McKinney (postdoc)
Princeton University, Harvard University, Stanford University
Simulated black-hole outflow powered by magnetic fields, which obstruct matter infall onto the hole. Here we see a meridional slice through the time-averaged flow. The black dot in the center shows the black hole horizon; grey lines show matter streamlines; red lines show field lines; and green lines show the boundary between the inflow and outflow.