John Kirk's Astrophysics Projects
Pulsar winds: how is the
energy of the fly-wheel transferred to the surroundings?
Modelling blazars: how can one account for the extremely rapid,
large amplitude fluctuations in the gamma-ray output of blazars?
suggestion was presented at IAU 275, "Jets on all scales"
How do cosmics rays manage to amplify the magnetic field at a shock
front? Here is a
what are the signatures of stochastic acceleration at shock fronts?
Relativistic shocks have been the subject a lot of analytic and numerical work.
summary describes the theoretical predictions, which are now being tested