Members: Please place your sketch in alphabetical order by last name
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Vivienne Baldassare

is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Michigan. She studies how the nuclear properties of early type galaxies vary across galaxy mass and environment.

Jillian Bellovary

is a Bridge Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University. She uses the N-body+SPH code Gasoline to study massive black hole formation and growth in cosmological simulations. She is interested in MBH seed formation, the growth of central SMBHs, wandering/noncentral BHs, feedback, and BHs in dwarf and bulgeless galaxies.

Tamara Bogdanovic

is a member of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at the School of Physics, Georgia Tech. Her research interests are in astrophysics of supermassive black holes. She investigates observational signatures associated with single and binary supermassive black holes interacting with gas and stars in galactic nuclei as well as the effects that these interactions have on black holes.

Pedro R. Capelo

is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Michigan. His research interests include massive black hole evolution and dynamics, with particular focus on black hole mass growth and spin evolution, as a consequence of galactic mergers and accretion. He utilizes different methods, from analytical techniques to using both smoothed-particle hydrodynamic and adaptive mesh refined codes.

Roseanne Cheng

is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at the School of Physics, Georgia Tech. Her research interests are in relativistic astrophysics and high-performance computing, particularly in the development of numerical tools for simulating compact binaries, accretion discs, and other related phenomena. She is interested in addressing problems associated with the simultaneous detection of electromagnetic and gravitational wave signals.

Mike Eracleous

is a member of the department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Pennsylvania State University. He is generally interested in accretion power as manifested in active galactic nuclei and interacting binary stars harboring a compact object. He is primarily an observer (has worked in many bands of the electromagnetic spectrum at wavelengths shorter than 1 micron; his forte is spectroscopy) but also dabbles in modeling the observational signatures of the physical systems that he studies.

Elena Gallo

is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the observational properties of accreting stellar mass black holes in X-ray binaries, super-massive black holes in galactic nuclei and star-planet interaction in extrasolar planetary systems.

Lucio Mayer

I am an Associate Professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the University of Zurich and visiting professor at the Institute of
Astronomy of ETH Zurich. My research focuses on understanding structure formation across a range of physical scales, from planets
to stars to galaxies, including elucidating the origin of massive black holes hosted in galaxies. I work a lot also on the dynamical evolution of massive black hole binaries. I study these various problems using 3D supercomputer simulations. My other interest is
indeed computational astrophysics and computational fluid dynamics, especially application-oriented development of new simulation

Andrea Merloni

is staff member at MPE, Garching Germany. His scientific interests include: black hole astrophysics, the theory of accretion onto compact objects, Active Galactic Nuclei, X-ray binaries, the cosmological evolution of massive black holes, and their role in galaxy formation and evolution. Since 2011 he is the Project Scientist of the eROSITA X-ray telescope, and he is heavily involved in the planning of the spectroscopic followup of the X-ray sky.

Greg Novak

is a postdoc at the Paris Observatory working on simulations of black hole fueling and feedback that resolve scales from those related to the black hole (sub-parsec) to those related to the galaxy (kiloparsecs and gigayears) using a rich feedback model that includes a wide range or processes that couple the black hole to the interstellar gas. You can find more information here

Amy Reines

is an Einstein Fellow at NRAO in Charlottesville. The primary focus of her research is to search for and study massive black holes in nearby dwarf galaxies, and help constrain theoretical models for the formation of supermassive black hole seeds.

Nathaniel Roth

I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley. The primary focus of my research is to use radiative transfer simulations to understand AGN feedback, in particular the launching of massive molecular outflows by radiation pressure on dust. I am also interested more generally in numerical methods of radiation hydrodynamics. You can find out more here.

Kevin Schawinski

is an Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich leading the Galaxy & Black Hole Astrophysics group. His research interests include galaxy evolution, how black hole accretion interacts with and regulates galaxies and where black hole seeds originally come from. He also has a second life in citizen science as the co-founded of

Marta Volonteri

works on massive black hole astrophysics.

Remco van den Bosch

is a postdoc at MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany working on observational and theoretical galactic dynamics and interested in the things that host super-massive black holes. Research Profile here.

Jong-Hak Woo

is an Associate Professor at Seoul National University. His research interests include black hole mass, cosmic evolution of BH-galaxy scaling relations, and AGN outflows.