S E M I N A R IDepartament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València
Kinematics of Relativistic Jets in Active Galactic Nuclei at Parsec Scales
Y. Y. Kovalev
Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Dijous 03 juny 2010
I present recent results of a study of parsec-scale relativistic jets in Active Galactic Nuclei on the basis of a large VLBI monitoring program at 15 GHz (MOJAVE). I will discuss kinematics of compact Doppler-boosted jets including apparent jet acceleration measurements. Results and future prospects of a dedicated sub-parsec-scale study of the inner jet in the galaxy Virgo A will be also presented. The talk will be concluded by presenting the current status of the Space VLBI project Radioastron and new opportunities for AGN jet studies which will be opened by this mission.