Postponed: Astrophysics Colloquium 4/7/2020 — Black Hole Feedback In Massive Galaxies  (speaker: Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Université De Montréal)

Tuesday April 7, 2020 4:00 pm
Marlar Lounge 37-252

Our understanding of the Universe has progressed tremendously over the past decades. Yet, we still do not understand how galaxies – the building blocks of the Universe – form and evolve with cosmic time. What has become clear from cosmological simulations, as well as mounting evidence from observations, is that supermassive black holes play a fundamental and essential role in shaping the properties of galaxies. During this talk, I will review the current state of this field by focussing on our understanding of mechanical/jet-mode black hole feedback in massive galaxies. I will demonstrate that clusters of galaxies play a pivotal role in our understanding of this feedback mode. I will also present new results on the large-scale impact of black hole feedback in clusters of galaxies, as well its evolution in time, demonstrating that such feedback can be a long-lived and fundamental process in all massive galaxies.

Host: Michael McDonald


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Debbie Meinbresse