Greg Madejski is currently looking for students for both rotation projects,
and longer-term research leading to a PhD thesis. Greg's research interests
are mainly in extragalactic astrophysics. This includes (1) studies of active
galactic nuclei, powered by release of gravitational energy onto massive
black holes, and an associated formation and evolution of relativistic jets;
and (2) studies of clusters of galaxies, and in particular the processes
responsible for the heating of the X-ray emitting intra-cluster gas.
Besides taking advantage of data from the Fermi Gamma-ray Observatory,
Greg is involved in planning for observations with NuSTAR, a new NASA satellite,
sensitive in the hard X-ray band, to be launched in the Winter / Spring of 2012:
this will provide an opportunity for students to have early access to the
fresh, high quality data obtained in this poorly explored spectral regime.
Contact information: Greg (aka Grzegorz) Madejski, firstname.lastname@example.org , (650) 926-5184,
can be found at SLAC, at the Kavli building (room 314), but has an office at Varian
as well (room 304).
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