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Tamara Bogdanović
Assistant Professor
Education
Ph.D., Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University
 
B.Sc., Astrophysics, University of Belgrade, Serbia
 
Research Interests

My research interests are in astrophysics of some of the most massive black holes in the universe, a.k.a., supermassive black holes. Within my group we investigate the physical processes that arise in accretion flows around supermassive black holes and use them as luminous tracers of these otherwise dark objects. Some of the scenarios we study include the accretion of gas by the single and binary supermassive black holes as well as the accretion of stars that happen to be disrupted by the black hole tides in galactic nuclei. My goal as a theorist is to predict the signatures of these interactions which can be searched for in observations, as well as to provide interpretation for some of the puzzling astrophysical events seen on the sky. In a nutshell, my research interest include:

  • Black hole astrophysics
  • Accretion physics
  • Physics of the intracluster medium
  • Computational astrophysics
Honors and Awards:
2017 Provost Teaching & Learning Fellow
 
2016 Cullen-Peck Fellow
 
2016 Cottrell Scholar
 
2013 Sloan Research Fellow
 
2009 Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow
 
2006 Astronomy Prize Theory Postdoc