Picture of Prof. Rodrigo NemmenI am an astrophysicist and my goal is to understand black holes and their impact on astrophysics. My group works at the interface between theory and observations, quantifying how black holes interact with their surroundings, accreting matter, releasing radiation and accelerating particles into relativistic outflows which regulate the growth of their host galaxies.

We are analysing a wide-range of multiwavelength observations of galactic nuclei and using state-of-the-art numerical simulations of black hole accretion. We are particularly involved with the Fermi LAT Collaboration and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium.


Research Interests

  • The physics of black hole accretion flows and constraints from multiwavelength observations of galactic nuclei
  • High-energy astrophysics, particularly gamma-ray astronomy (Fermi LAT, CTA)
  • Numerical simulations of black hole accretion and jet production
  • Connections between stellar and supermassive black holes

Curious about my research group, projects for students or open positions for postdoc?


rodrigo . nemmen [-] iag usp br

Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Rua do Matão, 1226 – Cidade Universitária
Sala C-302
São Paulo-SP     05508-090      Brasil