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Eric G. Blackman

Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Physics And Astronomy

Areas of expertise: Astrophysics; Plasma Physics; Physics of Brain Injury

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski
585.273.4726

Related Links:
Eric Blackman Home Page


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Biography
Prof. Blackman's research is in theoretical astrophysics. His work focuses on the problems of plasma astrophysics, jets and active galactic nuclei, accretion disc physics, gamma-ray bursts, the origin and dynamics of astrophysical magnetic fields, and particle acceleration.