Here you can find some recent press releases and newspaper articles based on works I led.
Our article on the puzzling behaviour of 1ES1927+654, the first AGN in which the X-ray corona disappeared and then reappeared, was the focus of a NASA Press release, as well as of a press release from MIT. Several articles on this were published, including in the Italian newspaper La Stampa and in the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
This illustration shows a black hole surrounded by a disk of gas. In the left panel, a streak of debris falls toward the disk. In the right panel, the debris has dispersed some of the gas, causing the corona (the ball of white light above the black hole) to disappear. Credit: NASA/JPL Caltech
The results of our Nature paper ended up in the first page of the most-read Chilean Newspaper.
Our paper based on the discovery that accreting supermassive black holes in the late stages of mergers are heavily obscured was the subject of a NASA press release, and it was reported in several Chilean newspapers.
This illustration compares growing supermassive black holes in two different kinds of galaxies. A growing supermassive black hole in a normal galaxy would have a donut-shaped structure of gas and dust around it (left). In a merging galaxy, a sphere of material obscures the black hole (right). Credits: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan