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Extreme Astrophysics

The universe contains strange objects and explosions that dwarf anything we can produce in an Earth-bound laboratory. Most of these 'extremes' were only recognized as astronomy extended its reach beyond the visible light we can see, across the whole, vastly larger, spectrum, from radio to X-rays. CfA scientists study these extremes of density, temperature, magnetic field, and rapid energy release. The type of object we study include: black holes, pulsars, supernovae, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and magnetars. The results test our understanding of the underpinnings of modern physics: relativity and quantum mechanics, and challenge us to discover how such extreme objects come to exist.

Accretion onto Black Holes (TA) Cosmic Rays (HEA) G2 Cloud (TA) High-Energy Astrophysics (TA) Jets and Shocks (SSP) Neutron Stars in Binaries (HEA) Pulsars (HEA) Quasars and Active Galaxies (HEA) Relativistic Jets and Blazars (HEA) Stellar Black Holes (HEA) Supermassive Black Holes (HEA) Supermassive Black Holes (RG) Supernova Remnants (OIR) Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMP)

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