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Particle Acceleration and Heating in Low Mach Number Collisionless Shocks
Low Mach number collisionless shocks occur during the mergers of galaxy clusters. Radio and X-ray observations reveal that particles are accelerated and heated in these shocks. However, exactly how the particles, especially ...
Novel Astrophysical Constraints on Black Holes
While black holes have captured both the public and scientific interest, they are still counted amongst the most mysterious objects in the Universe. In this dissertation, we study these objects from an astrophysical ...