Instituto de Física y Astronomía

y Centro de Astrofísica de Valparaíso

PhD: Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik
Research Area:  Black holes, accretion, Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)
Publications: ADS
(+56 32) 250 8305
email: patricia.arevalo at

About my research: 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

Teaching: Graduate course “Active Galactic Nuclei: the X-ray view”

See my research at : Active Galactic NucleiVariability (Astrostatistics)


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