Contributed Talk - Splinter AGN

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 16:15   (HS4)

The non-thermal astrophysics of relativistic AGN jets

Frank M. Rieger1,2
1ZAH Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Philosophenweg 12, 69120 Heidelberg
2Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg

Non-thermal processes are both driving and shaping the appearance of relativistic AGN jets. I will report on recent progress to probe into the physics of these jets by means of high-energy observations. Particular attention will be given to the large-scale jet characteristics in M87 where complex X-ray emission features have been emerging, and to physical scenarios capable of explaining the origin of the extended X-ray emission in the kiloparsec-scale jets of AGN. The relevance of these results for future studies in the context of SKA and CTA will be discussed.