Arman Tursunov: Brief tutorial on energy mining from rotating black holes

In 1969 Roger Penrose proposed fascinating mechanism of energy extraction from rotating black holes. After 50 years what was proposed as a thought experiment of purely academic interest had come now as one of the prime movers in high-energy astrophysical phenomena. I will show how geometry driven process aided by magnetic field can serve as powering engine for such complex astrophysical systems like quasars, AGNs, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, relativistic jets, and so on.

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