Research Field: Radio Astronomy and jet physics
Dr James Miller-Jones is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of relativistic jet launched from black holes. These jets are a result of infalling gas being diverted outwards from the black hole, creating narrow beams that project, like ultra-powerful searchlights, out into interstellar space.
James studies small black holes in our own Milky Way galaxy, which are just a few times the mass of the Sun. Due to their size these black holes evolve fast, allowing him to probe the underlying causes for these these jets and the impact they have on their surroundings.
James is an avid communicator of his research, engaging in schools talks as well as public lectures. As a part of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research’s outreach program, James regularly takes part in Centre Open Days and telescope nights, revealing to the public some of the wonders of our universe.