My name is Gustavo Soares and I am a PhD candidate in Astrophysics at the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo. My advisor is Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen, and I study how the formation of relativistic jets is related to accretion flows onto black holes. To achieve this, I mostly use large-scale computer simulations.
My main scientific interests are related to astrophysical black holes. In particular, I am trying to improve our understanding of the relation between accretion flows - matter that is being pulled towards black holes, and relativistic jets - matter that gets pushed away from the black hole at very high speeds. Directly related to this are the electromagnetic spectra of the radiation emitted during these processes. Understanding them gives us many hints about what is happening at such extreme environments. Check my research for more details.
In my free time I play rugby, read, collect beer glasses and beer bottle caps. I can also play the drums.