The general theme of the Black Hole group at IAG USP is black hole physics which touches on a wide variety of implications and broadly encompasses the understanding of the accretion flows that surround black holes, the outflows they produce, and how supermassive black holes impact their host galaxies. More specifically, the Black Hole Group is working on the following list of science topics:

Numerical simulations of black hole accretion and outflows
• Radiatively inefficient accretion flows in curved spacetimes
• Sub-relativistic winds: triggering near the black hole, AGN feedback
• Production of relativistic jets
• Radiation signatures from accretion and outflows

Analysis and modeling of multiwavelength observations of supermassive black holes
• Radio to gamma-rays spectral energy distributions (jet and disk)
• Broad emission lines from accretion disks
• Sources: Low-luminosity AGNs, Radio galaxies, Quasars

Gamma-ray astronomy with Fermi LAT
• Analysis of LAT observations using ScienceTools
• Variability of blazar and non-blazar populations

Connections between stellar and supermassive black holes
• Search for universalities in jet and accretion properties of black holes across the mass scale

Observational and theoretical prospects for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), Event Horizon Telescope, GMT, JWST and LSST
• Preparations for future CTA observations: simulations, extrapolations from LAT results
• Theoretical prospects for Event Horizon Observations: near-horizon physics and radiation
• Expected synergies between LSST and Fermi LAT

Scientific applications of high-performance computing (HPC)
• GPU and heterogeneous computing

Past research: The Nature of highest energy cosmic rays

Students and Postdocs

I am happy to talk with undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdocs interested in working with me at any time. I have different projects available. See the links under the group tab.

Estudantes de graduação e pós-graduação e pós-docs interessados em trabalhar comigo são bem-vindos a me contatar!


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