Ashley King

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University of Michigan Department of Astronomy
1010 Dennison Building
500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Phone: 734.764.3444
Fax: 734.763.6317
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  • About

    NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship | BS, University of Maryland | Advisor: Jon Miller

    Black holes

    Ashley King is researching how accretion onto black holes, which is seen in X-ray, affects the production of jets, which is seen in radio. Rather than looking at individual measurements across multiple galaxies, King is comparing inflows and outflows within a single galaxy over multiple points in time. “We’re looking at these observations simultaneously,” she says, “So, if we see a flare in the X-ray, we can determine if we’ll see a flare in the radio at the same time or later indicating jet production.” She is interested ultimately in what is driving these jets, from magnetic fields to radiation pressure. She plans next to compare various sizes of black holes to determine how mass affects their outflows.


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