PIRSA:14090065

Force-Free Electrodynamics around Extreme Kerr Black Holes

APA

Rodriguez, M. (2014). Force-Free Electrodynamics around Extreme Kerr Black Holes . Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14090065

MLA

Rodriguez, Maria. Force-Free Electrodynamics around Extreme Kerr Black Holes . Perimeter Institute, Sep. 11, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14090065

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:14090065,
            doi = {10.48660/14090065},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/14090065},
            author = {Rodriguez, Maria},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {Force-Free Electrodynamics around Extreme Kerr Black Holes },
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2014},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:14090065 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Maria Rodriguez Harvard University

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Abstract

Plasma-filled magnetospheres can extract energy from a spinning black hole and provide the power source for a variety of observed astrophysical phenomena. These magnetospheres are described by the highly nonlinear equations of force-free electrodynamics, or FFE. Typically these equations can only be solved numerically. In this talk I will explain how to analytically obtain several infinite families of exact solutions of the full nonlinear FFE equations very near the horizon of a maximally spinning black hole, where the energy extraction takes place.