Disks and Jets: Gravity, Rotation and Magnetic Fields

John F. Hawley, Christian Fendt, M.J. Hardcastle, Elena Nokhrina, Alexander Tchekhovskoy

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Magnetic fields are fundamental to the dynamics of both accretion disks and the jets that they often drive. We review the basic physics of these phenomena, the past and current efforts to model them numerically with an emphasis on the jet-disk connection, and the observational constraints on the role of magnetic fields in the jets of active galaxies on all scales

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-469
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1
Early online date19 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • Accretion
  • Accretion disks
  • Black hole physics
  • Instabilities
  • Jets
  • MHD


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