Bradley Observatory: Probing Nearby Active Galaxies: Distances, Masses, Dark Matter, and Black Holes

Most of Bradley Observatory’s open houses focus on a topic in physics or astronomy with lectures given by Agnes Scott faculty, students, alumni/ae or local scientists. This event will feature Justin Robinson of Georgia State University with a lecture entitled, "Probing Nearby Active Galaxies: Distances, Masses, Dark Matter, and Black Holes".  Justin is a 4th year astronomy PhD candidate at Georgia State University. His research focuses on active galaxies and their distances, rotation rates, masses, and supermassive black holes.  “It has become apparent in the past two decades that supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and the galaxies which host them have a symbiotic relationship. SMBHs are linked to several large-scale galaxy properties, which implies that SMBHs and their galaxies evolve together, and that their growth is regulated by the feedback from actively feeding SMBHs. These links allow insight into galaxy-black hole behavior over cosmic time, therefore it is vital to obtain accurate measurements of the galaxy properties that are related to the central SMBHs.”

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https://agnesscott.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocu2vqD4pHtabOw9fyFajRXpoqxxlxCzE

Friday, February 12 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

General Public

Topic

Science & Technology

Tags

Open House Series

Department
Physics /Astronomy
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