I am a physicist and currently a MSc student in Astrophysics. I’m particularly interested in understand the role of Black Holes in the Universe. How these invisible entities can affect their surroundings and even their entire host galaxy and how their fate are bound to the fate of the larger structures.

I work in the IAG Black Hole group, under orientation of the Prof Rodrigo Nemmen. My current research project is to perform numerical hydrodynamical and magnetohydrodynamical simulations of accretion flows around black holes. My goal is to understand how supermassive black holes in the center of galaxies accrete matter and the implications of the accretion process. AGN winds and feedback and their consequences are my current research topic.

I work with analysis and modeling of multiwavelength observations of galactic nuclei too. The objective is to understand the physical processes that are ocurring in the AGNs and compare real data with simulations.

Research Interests

  • The physics behind accretion flows around compact objects, mainly black holes;
  • Numerical simulations of accretion flows around black holes;
  • The interaction between the accretion disk of a supermassive black hole and the host galaxy. Consequences of winds and feedback.


ivan.almeida [-] usp.br

Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Rua do Matão, 1226 – Cidade Universitária
Room B-306
São Paulo-SP     05508-090      Brazil