Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators

SLAC scientists performed simulations on the ALCF's Mira supercomputer to suggest a new way to explain how a black hole’s plasma jets boost particles to the highest energies observed in the universe. The results could also prove useful for fusion and accelerator research on Earth.

Publication Name: 
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Date Published: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018