Active galactic nuclei and blazars

Active galactic nuclei and blazars

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.

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.


Rodrigo Nemmen

August 09, 2019