Astrophysical jets from topological currents

Antonino Flachi, Kenji Fukushima

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In the presence of rotation, gravity induces, even at zero temperature, a chiral vortical current. This current is interpreted as emerging from the gravitational Chern-Simons current. We argue that this gravitational Chern-Simons chiral vortical current may provide a novel universal microscopic mechanism behind the generation of collimated jets from rotating astrophysical compact sources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1743007
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics D
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 1


  • anomalies
  • astrophysical jets
  • Chern-Simons current
  • Chiral vortical effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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