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Richard Plotkin



phone: 775-784-6508

office: Leifson Physics 308

 I am an Associate Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).  My research uses multiwavelength space- and ground-based observations to study black hole accretion and relativistic jets, over the full range of black hole masses and accretion rates (from quiescent to super-Eddington).   My main research goal is to better understand the structure/geometry of accretion flows and outflows in different accretion regimes, in order to more effectively use radiation as a probe of Galactic and extragalactic black hole populations.

Please feel free to email me, especially if you are a prospective student interested in black hole research at UNR!

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