Research Interests of Jason Pinkney

Here are the areas of astronomy that interest me most.     

1. Supermassive Black Holes (SMBH) 2. Substructure in Clusters of Galaxies 3. X-ray wakes in clusters

NGC 4697: galaxy with a SMBH (not visible)
 NGC 4697 

In addition, I have undertaken projects with students at ONU which seek to reproduce published experiments.  An example is SWIRL-E, the Spiral Wave Instability in Rotating Liquid Experiment, an attempt to reproduce the results of the Russian team led by M.V. Nezlin.
    Here is a recent picture of SWIRL-E:

swirl-e 9/2/05

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