My main field of interest is relativistic astrophysics. Currently I’m studying relativistic jets that are ejected from the supermassive black-holes at the cores of active galaxies (AGNs), and from stellar mass black-holes or neutron stars that have just been formed. These jets are responsible to some of the most luminous and energetic phenomena we know like: gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), blazars, microquasars and possibly some type of highly energetic supernovae. They pass tremendous amount of energy to the galactic and to the inter galactic medium, and affect the growth rate of galaxies and the star formation rate in them. However despite almost 4 decades of research, we still don’t know much about the physical processes that makes them work, and they way they interact with their surroundings.
My study involves building analytical models of the jets and running state of the art simulations of hydrodynamic and magnetic jets. For the simulations I am using a local cluster of 1500 cores that is dedicated for my group and supercomputers in universities abroad.