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.


- Spring 2016 Courses -

Astronomy 130 - Introductory Astronomy II

MWF 12:30-1:20

Astronomy 130L - Astronomy II Lab

M 7:00-10:00

Astronomy 312 - Galactic & Extragalactic Astronomy

TuTh 10:50-12:05

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