Dr. P. Chris Fragile


- About My Research -

I have a broad interest in computational astrophysics, particularly numerical simulations of hydrodynamic, magnetohydrodynamic (MHD), and radiation MHD effects in astrophysics. Currently, my primary interest is in developing and utilizing codes to study black hole accretion and the feedback of black holes on their environments through jets. This research may be applicable to quasars, active galactic nuclei (AGN), X-ray binaries, core-collapse supernovas, and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), all of which contain jet-like features and are likely powered by accreting black holes.

See my Research Page for more details.


- Fall 2017 Courses -

First-Year Seminar 130 - Physics in Film

MWF 10:30-11:20

Astronomy 130L - Astronomy II Lab

M 4:00-7:00

Astronomy 311 - Stellar Astronomy & Astrophysics

MWF 1:00-1:50

See my Teaching Page for previous courses taught.


- Journey to a Black Hole -

You might also be interested in the educational iPad app about black holes that my students and I developed. You can find more details and a link to download the app on our Journey to a Black Hole page.


updated: 4-Jan-16