DFG Research Unit (Forschungsgruppe) FOR 5195 – Relativistic Jets in Active Galaxies

Science Highlights

Selected milestones of the research unit’s activities are shown here:

  • 12.04.2024: The Innovation Prize of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society was awarded to Dr. Thomas Dauser and collaborators. Congratulations to this honouring!
  • 20.03.2024: Hrishikesh Shetgaonkar was awarded with the prestigious Manohar Parrikar Goa Scholarship. Congratulations to this prize!
  • 19.01.2024: Members of our research unit have contributed to a second and confirming depiction of the shadow of the central supermassive black hole in the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87.
  • 16.10.2023: Dr. Luca Ricci has successfully defended his PhD thesis about radio observations of the acceleration and collimation zone of NGC 315 and constraints on its magnetic-field properties. As postdoctoral researcher in P1, Dr. Ricci will detail this work on the launching and propagation of small-scale jets.
  • 27.07.2023: Our research unit member Prof. Dr. J. Anton Zensus was awarded with the Tycho-Brahe medal. Congratulations to this honour!
  • 12.10.2022: Dr. Christoph Wendel has successfully defended his PhD thesis about the explanation of narrow spectral features in the SEDs of Mrk 501 and 3C 279 through radiation reprocessing via IC-pair cascades. As postdoc, Dr. Wendel will contribute to P5 and act as research unit coordinator.
  • 12.05.2022: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) reveals the first image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy. Research unit members have made leading contributions to these results.