VLBA Observations and Modeling of the Parsec-Scale Jet of 3C273

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dc.contributor.advisor Roberts, David
dc.contributor.author Wang, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-14T15:40:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-14T15:40:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10192/36661
dc.description.abstract The goal of this work was to learn more about the magnetic field configuration in the parsec-scale jet of 3C273, an extremely bright and nearby quasar. In 2014, the Brandeis radio astronomy group obtained VLBA data of 3C273 in L, S, and C bands. We calibrated and imaged the data to extract polarization and rotation measure (RM) information. We implemented a model developed by Micah Margolis in his senior thesis in Mathematica to compare these results with the data. We found that the model did not produce fractional polarizations that matched our data. We proposed a change in the thermal electron distribution to help solve this issue. Since the change did not completely resolve the problem, there are many potential changes that can be made to the model in the future.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brandeis University
dc.relation.ispartofseries Brandeis University Theses and Dissertations
dc.rights Copyright by Kevin Wang 2019
dc.title VLBA Observations and Modeling of the Parsec-Scale Jet of 3C273
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.department Department of Physics
dc.degree.name BS
dc.degree.level Bachelors
dc.degree.discipline Physics
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, School of Arts and Sciences

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