Picture of Prof. Rodrigo NemmenI am an astrophysicist seeking the answers to fundamental questions about black holes – both big and small – in the universe: How do they accrete matter? How do they produce outflows? How such outflows are capable of controlling the fate of their host galaxies?

My group works at the interface between theory and observations. 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
  • Gamma-ray astrophysics (Fermi LAT, CTA)
  • Numerical simulations of black hole accretion and jet production
  • Connections between stellar and supermassive black holes
  • Prospects for the Event Horizon Telescope

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


University of São Paulo / Assistant Professor