Dr. Anna D. Kapinska
Research interests. My current research interests are focused on population studies of radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars in the cosmological context. The unique information on the underlying physical properties of these sources, such as their kinetic luminosities and environments in which they reside, can be derived by means of numerical simulations. My Ph.D. project, which I am completed in 2012, required a solid knowledge of active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and their central engines, relativistic jet physics, radio jet interaction with intergalactic and intracluster medium, expansion history of the Universe and structure formation, and shortcomings of extragalactic surveys in order to avoid any biases in the population study.
Key words: compact objects – X-ray binaries – radio galaxies – radio-loud quasars – relativistic jets – radio structure of AGN – galaxy clusters – source populations – numerical methods – computational modelling – observational radio astronomy
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