WFU Physics Colloquium
TITLE: “When Galaxies Merge, What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes?”
SPEAKER: Professor Tamara Bogdanovic
School of Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332-0430
TIME: Wed. Jan. 17, 2018, at 4:00 PM
PLACE: George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
There will be a reception with refreshments at 3:30 PM in the lounge. All interested persons are cordially invited to attend.
Gravitationally bound supermassive black hole binaries are thought to be a natural product of galactic mergers and growth of the large scale structure in the universe. They however remain observationally elusive, thus raising a question about characteristic observational signatures associated with these systems. In my talk I will discuss current theoretical understanding and latest advances made in observational searches for supermassive black hole binaries.