Slides from a set of lectures about active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and blazars for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics and astronomy. Prepared and taught by Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen. The slides give a broad overview of observations and theory of AGN, with some emphasis on jetted AGNs (blazars) and high-energy electromagnetic radiation

The following topics are covered:

1. Historical perspective

2. Black hole physics

3. Observed AGN zoo

4. The ins of BHs: accretion

5. The outs: jets

6. Blazars

This was presented in two lectures with a total duration of 3 hours at the high energy astrophysics school in ICTP-SAIFR 2019. I was not able to cover all material available in the slides. https://www.ictp-saifr.org/school-on-high-energy-astrophysics/

To cite this presentation, please use: Nemmen 2019.

DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.9467927

Credit for the slides and figures belongs to Rodrigo Nemmen, unless otherwise stated. If you use my slides in your presentation, please include the proper credit.

https://rodrigonemmen.com

August 09, 2019