Events: Colloquia

A&A Colloquium: Chung-Pei Ma (University of California, Berkeley)

3:30–4:30 pm Zoom - for link, please contact, Laticia Rebeles, lrebeles@oddjob.uchicago.edu

Supermassive Black Holes in Nearby Galaxies

For over three decades, the giant elliptical galaxy M87 had hosted the most massive known black hole in the local universe.  New observational data in the past several years have substantially expanded dynamical measurements of black hole masses at the centers of nearby galaxies. 

I will describe recent progress in discovering a new population of ultra-massive black holes in local elliptical galaxies.  These black holes are revising our understanding of the symbiotic relationship between black holes and galaxies, and of the gravitational wave signals from merging binaries targeted by ongoing pulsar timing array experiments. 

Apr 14

KICP Colloquium

3:30–4:30 pm Zoom

Apr 21

KICP Colloquium: Rebecca Leane (Stanford University)

3:30–4:30 pm Zoom

Rebecca Leane (Stanford University)

May 5

KICP Colloquium: Manoj Kaplinghat (University of California, Irvine)

3:30–4:30 pm Zoom

Manoj Kaplinghat (University of California, Irvine)

May 19

KICP Colloquium: Alexie Leauthaud (University of California, Santa Cruz)

3:30–4:30 pm Zoom

Alexie Leauthaud (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Jun 2