We aim at understanding and quantifying how black holes – big and small – accrete matter, how they produce outflows, how such outflows are capable of controlling the fate of their host galaxies and the importance of their spin in the above issues.
To achieve these goals, our group is using state-of-the-art numerical simulations of black hole accretion and a wide-range of multiwavelength observations of active galactic nuclei. Our group is particularly involved with the Fermi LAT Collaboration and the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) Consortium.
Astrophysical black holes are monstrous cosmic engines powered by gravity, converting the infalling gas into intense radiation, powerful outflows and releasing the black hole spin energy into relativistic jets. Our hope is to unlock some of the mysteries of such “hearts of darkness” and contribute a chapter to the encyclopaedia of gravity.
For more information about our group–including research, collaborators, opportunities for students and postdocs and outreach initiatives–please visit blackholegroup.org.