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Alexander Tchekhovskoy
2010-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
High Energy Astrophysics

410 Jadwin Hall
609-258-5596
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My research interests include compact objects. I study black holes and neutron stars and the spectacular outflows that they produce. These outflows can reach extreme, relativistic velocities, i.e. they can move at speeds that are very close to the speed of light. In order to understand how these outflows form and accelerate, I have simulated them on a computer and constructed physical models that explain their properties.

Recent publications:

  • Black Hole Spin and the Radio Loud/Quiet
    Dichotomy of Active Galactic Nuclei
    A. Tchekhovskoy, R. Narayan and J.C. McKinney, ApJ 711, 50 (arXiv:0911.2228)

    Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Gamma-
    Ray Burst Jets: Beyond the Progenitor Star
  • A. Tchekhovskoy, R. Narayan and J.C. McKinney, New Astronomy (2010) (arXiv:0909.0011)

    Efficiency of Magnetic to Kinetic Energy
    Conversion in a Monopole Magnetosphere
  • A. Tchekhovskoy, J.C. McKinney and R. Narayan, ApJ. 699, 1789 (2009) (arXiv:0901.4776)

    Simulations of ultrarelativistic magnetodynamic
    jets from gamma-ray burst engines
  • A. Tchekhovskoy, J.C. McKinney and R. Narayan, MNRAS 388, 551 (2008) (arXiv:0803.3807)