I have been often asked by physics and astronomy undergraduate students at USP about which of the optional courses (disciplinas optativas) they should take in order to pave the road for a good, solid understanding of general astrophysics. My own, biased suggestion of courses that one should take with emphasis on a good physics and math background is given here.
Let’s give a warm welcome to Henrique Gubolin, my new graduate student. Let’s hear from Henrique himself:
Hi! I’m Henrique Gubolin Torres, and I’m starting my masters degree under the supervision of Rodrigo Nemmen; I just graduated in physics at IF-USP and I already worked with galaxy clusters and simulations before.
In this new project, I’ll be doing black hole simulations with the help of some well known magnetohydrodynamic codes, of course. We will simulate gas around a non-spinning black hole (Schwarzschild) using a semi-Newtonian approach and Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD). I’m looking forward to this project and to my new graduate student life, so… here we go!