Patricia Arevalo

PhD in Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Munich, Germany

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Black holes, accretion, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)

My main research interests deal with accretion onto supermassive black holes and the study of the entire central engine of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). I use X-ray data, mainly from XMM-Newton, Chandra and NuSTAR space observatories, as well as optical and IR data taken with telescopes in northern Chile to map the structure of the accretion disc, X_ray corona and the molecular dusty obscurer. I also study accretion behind thick layers of gas, to better understand the spectrum of this important phase of black hole growth and better interpret the cosmic X-ray background.


Postgraduate: Núcleos Activos de Galaxias: la visión en rayos X