Richard Plotkin
Assistant Professor
University of Nevada, Reno


I am an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Nevada, Reno.  My research uses multiwavelength space- and ground-based observations to study a wide variety of phenomena related to accreting black holes, 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, and to learn how black holes may impact their large-scale environments.

Please take a look at my research page (including stellar and supermassive black holes), my CV, and  my publications (ADS)  for details.