This semester, we are welcoming a new member to the group: Ivan Almeida. Ivan just graduated with stellar grades at Physics USP and will begin his work as a grad student in the group. Below are a few words from him:
Hi all, my name is Ivan Carlos de Almeida, and I’m beginning my masters degree at IAG-USP under the supervision of professor Rodrigo Nemmen. I’m a physicist recently graduated at IF-USP.
While I were an undergrad student I’ve entered the “Black Hole group” as a student of “Iniciação Científica”. This was my first effective contact with astrophysics and it was really interesting!
Since childhood I’m curious about the night sky, stars and all the cosmos. Some years later I have developed interest in General Relativity. So Black Hole physics attracted me greatly.
In the current project I’ll do HD and MHD simulations of accretion around black holes. I’ll investigate the existence of winds and if these winds provide efficient feedback inside the galaxy.
Ivan was quite successful during his undergraduate research project: we are anticipating 2 papers resulting from his work. He got the prestigious FAPESP scholarship that will fund his graduate studies. A very small fraction of students obtain this scholarship.
Welcome aboard, Ivan!