My name is Douglas Ferreira Carlos and i’m a physics graduate at IF-USP. I’ll be starting my master’s degree in the Black Hole Group at IAG-USP under the supervision of Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen.

Since I was a kid I’ve always been interested in understanding the underlying principles of how the universe works and in questioning the claims that were previously taken as given, much to the annoyance of the less scientifically minded adults around me. Later I got the chance to answer some of these questions as an physics undergrad at the Universidade de São Paulo while raising many others, and now I’m humbled to have received the opportunity to keep asking and to keep discussing ways of expanding our collective knowledge!

That being said, there is no better way of advancing knowledge than by working on the frontier of what is known, and there are few things in the universe that are as mysterious to us today as black holes are. So I expect that by studying the observations made by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope we’re able to gain some insight into the physics that takes place close to these very extreme and curious objects.

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