My name is Fabio Cafardo and I am on my second year of PhD in Astrophysics at IAG-USP under the supervision of Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen.

I am very interested in high energy Astrophysics, in particular in supermassive black holes.

The topic of my research project is the investigation of Sagittarius A* (SgrA*) – the supermassive black hole in the center of Our Galaxy – in gamma-rays using data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT).

The aim is to provide insights into the high energy process occurring in the vicinity of SgrA*.

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Research interests:

  • High-energy astrophysics, in particular gamma-ray observations of active galactic nuclei
  • Massive black holes in active galactic nuclei
  • The physics of black holes


DE MENEZES, R., CAFARDO, F., NEMMEN, R. S. Milky Way globular clusters in gamma-rays: analyzing the dynamical formation of millisecond pulsars

CAFARDO, F., NEMMEN, R. S. In preparation


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