Astronomy & Astrophysics Seminar: Growing black holes and galaxies across cosmic time
Prof. Marta Volonteri, IAP, Paris
Black holes are the engines that power quasars and active galactic nuclei throughout cosmic time. The masses of black holes in nearby galaxies define clear correlations with the properties of their host galaxies. These results suggest that black holes, while a thousand times lighter than the galaxy, grow alongside their hosts during its cosmic evolution. I will present theoretical models of the growth of black holes, and discuss the establishment of the connection between galaxies and black holes.
Seminar Organizer: Prof. Rennan Barkana