N. Nagar is professor for astronomy at Universidad de Concepcion and co-PI of the proposal. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, USA in 2000, and held postdoctoral fellowships at Arcetri Observatory, Italy, and Kapteyn Institute, Netherlands, before joining UdeC as a Professor in 2004. He has established the astronomy radio lab in Concepcion and strongly contributed to the ALMA Phasing Project (APP), an essential step to include the phased ALMA into the EHT telescope. He is a full member of the EHT Collaboration (EHTC) and actively involved in the observational EHT science results. In particular, he is leading a key project to fully characterize ~60 nearby galaxies to identify ideal targets for the EHT. He is further leading active investigations to probe accretion dynamics using ALMA and optical/IR IFUs, and has extensive experience in Interferometry and VLBI.
Neil Nagar is an expert on radio observations to explore supermassive black holes both in the local Universe and at high redshift. A strong current focus of the group is the participation in the Event Horizon Telescope and the exploration of the jet-launching scales in nearby AGN.
- Radio sources in low-luminosity active galactic nuclei. IV. Radio luminosity function, importance of jet power, and radio properties of the complete Palomar sample
- Molecular gas, dust, and star formation in galaxies. I. Dust properties and scalings in 1600 nearby galaxies
- Evidence for Jet Domination of the Nuclear Radio Emission in Low-Luminosity Active Galactic Nuclei
- Feeding and feedback in the inner kiloparsec of the active galaxy NGC 2110
- Near-infrared dust and line emission from the central region of Mrk1066: constraints from Gemini NIFS