Blazar Bursts: Theory and Observation

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "Compact Objects".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and Solar-Terrestrial Environment, Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
2. School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
Interests: theoretical physics and astrophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Blazars are a subclass of active galactic nuclei, with jets pointing not far from earth, known for their violent variability and high polarization. However, the physical mechanism of blazar burst still remains undiscovered despite the numerous efforts undertaken over the decades. Thus, this Special Issue aims to collate recent research works to gain in-depth insights into the geometrical and intrinsic mechanisms of blazar bursts. This Special Issue, Blazar Bursts: Theory and Observation, will include, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Observation and analysis on the time series at multiple wavelengths;
  2. Spectrum study at short- and long-term timescales for blazars;
  3. Observational and theoretical study on the polarization variation of blazars;
  4. Correlation study on multiple-wavelength light curves ;
  5. Abnormal bursts of blazars like tidal disruption events;
  6. Observational and model study on quasiperiodic eruptions;
  7. Search and identification of supermassive black hole binaries.

Prof. Dr. Yunguo Jiang
Guest Editor

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  • active galactic nuclei
  • blazars
  • supermassive black holes
  • flat-spectrum radio quasars
  • individual BL Lacertae objects
  • observational astronomy
  • radiation mechanisms: general
  • polarization

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