R. Fraga Encinas (Raquel) MSc

PhD candidate - Astrophysics

R. Fraga Encinas (Raquel) MSc
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 135
Internal postal code: 62

Postal address

Postbus 9010

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I am a member of the Event Horizon telescope (EHT) Collaboration which took the first ever direct images of the black holes M87* and Sagittarius A*. My research is focused around Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the heart of our own Milky Way Galaxy and its properties. I do modelling and analyze observations of Sagittarius A* at radio wavelengths.

I am also involved in communications and outreach activities for the EHT collaboration as part of the Communication Working Group, Outreach Working Group, Social Media WG and the EHT Speakers Bureau, which is a panel that selects scientists to represent our collaboration at professional conferences.
My interests are:
- Black holes, accretion processes and plasma physics.
- Very Large Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), radioastronomy.
- Data analysis, image processing and modelling.
- Communications & outreach activities.
- Social Media Management (manager of the European accounts).
- Graphic design & creation of visual material for outreach.

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