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TAPIR Seminar

Friday, August 5, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Cahill 370
Black Holes Near, and Far
Mia Bovill, STScI,

Understanding the formation and evolution of massive black holes is critical for understanding the galaxies in which they evolve. The general picture if that 10^6 solar mass black holes are hosted in roughly Milky Way mass galaxies. However, I will show that recently detected dark star clusters around Centaurus A likely host black holes > 10^5 solar masses. I will then discuss prospects for the detection of the seeds of these black holes with JWST.

For more information, please contact Sheri Stoll by phone at 626-395-6608 or by email at [email protected] or visit TAPIR at Caltech.