S E M I N A R IDepartament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Universitat de València
High-energy emission from relativistic outflows in compact environments
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Irlanda
Seminari del departament d'Astronomia i Astrofísica
Dijous 27 octubre 2011
Relativistic outflows produced in binary systems, or the SMBH in the center of AGN, are subject to violent disturbances due to the crowded media in which they are embedded. The direct impact or the entrainment of external matter by these outflows lead to strong hydrodynamical perturbations and energy dissipation. This energy can be partially channelled into non-thermal particles that will produce emission from radio to very high energies via different processes. In this talk, I will briefly discuss some interaction scenarios in the context of relativistic outflows in compact environments, focusing on the evolution of the flows involved, and on the high-energy non-thermal processes.