"Black Holes in the Centers of Galaxies"

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    • Wednesday October 13, 2010
      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: L5, Howey Physics
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David Ballantyne
School of Physics 

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Summary Sentence: A guest lecture by Institute for Advanced Study astrophysicist Scott Tremaine

Full Summary: The School of Physics welcomes astrophysicist Scott Tremaine, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

The School of Physics welcomes astrophysicist Scott Tremaine, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Abstract:
The massive black holes found at the centers of most nearby galaxies, including our own, are believed to be the ashes of the fuel that powered quasars early in the history of the universe. I will review the observational evidence for these objects and describe some of the exotic dynamical phenomena that originate in their vicinity, including hypervelocity stars, resonant relaxation, phase transitions, and lopsided stellar disks. 

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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
astrophysics, black holes, physics
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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 7, 2010 - 9:42am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:52pm