Matteo Guainazzi



Main Research Fields

My main research interests focus on high-energy observations of Active Galactic Nuclei. I have recently used X-ray observations of nearby Seyfert galaxies to study: a) the ionization mechanism of the Narrow Line Regions; b) the location and dynamics of optically-thick gas and dust in the innermost ~pc around supermassive black holes. Moreover, I have been carried out XMM-Newton observation of a radio-selected complete z


  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Seyfert Galaxies
  • Narrow Line Regions
  • Radio Galaxies
  • General Relativity
  • Accretion disks

Ongoing collaborations

  • SAO-CfA (Aneta Siemiginowska)
  • IASF/Bologna (Paola Grandi)
  • Osservatorio Astronomico di Monte Porzio (Enrico Piconcelli)
  • UNAM/Mexico (Elena Jimenez-Bailon)
  • Universita' degli Studi "Roma Tre" (Stefano Bianchi, Giorgio Matt)



Project/mission at ESA