dr. H.R. Olivares Sanchez (Hector)
Postdoc - Astrophysics
My main research interests are general relativity, hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, and especially numerical simulations in these fields. I am one of the main developers of the 'Black Hole Accretion Code' (BHAC, www.bhac.science), a publicly available code used to simulate the behavior of magnetized plasma on strongly curved space-times. This code was used to create part of the simulation library of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, which helped with the interpretation of the first horizon-scale images of the supermassive black hole candidate at the center of the galaxy M87.
Part of my recent research consists in simulating the appearance of black hole mimickers and other exotic objects if observed with the EHT.