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Angelo Ricarte

Center for Astrophysics


Angelo Ricarte is a Black Hole Initiative (BHI) Fellow studying how supermassive black holes interact with their environments from event horizon to cosmological scales. On event horizon scales, he uses general relativistic magnetohydrodynamics (GRMHD) and general relativistic ray-tracing (GRRT) codes to understand how black holes accrete matter and launch jets. As a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, he co-led the project to produce the first polarized image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. On cosmological scales, he studies the Romulus cosmological simulations and develops the Serotina semi-analytic model to understand how black holes and galaxies co-evolve from the seeding epoch to the present day.

B.A. in Astrophysics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley (2013). Ph.D. in Astronomy from Yale University (2019).