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
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.
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.