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Physics and Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

3:30 PM, Friday, March 6, 2009
Room 155, Chem-Phys Building

Dr. David Axon
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology

Spectropolarimetry of the broad emission lines provides a direct means of probing the structure of the emission line region and the kinematics of the circum-nuclear material within the unresolved central parsec of AGN. We describe the basic principals of the method and outline the key polarimetric features which reveal the presence of rotating disks within the broad line regions and allow us to study the loss of material in the form of nuclear winds.

Refreshments will be served in CP 177 at 3:15 PM