Wednesday 22 Jan 2014The connection between black hole and galaxy growth

Dr James Mullaney - University of Sheffield

Physics, 4th floor 14:00-15:00

The tight correlation observed in local galaxies between black hole and galaxy bulge mass suggests that the two have evolved together. Indeed, computer simulations predict that the energy output from growing black hole (i.e., active galactic nuclei; AGN) can have a significant impact on the host galaxy. As such, a full understanding of galaxy evolution can only be reached if we also know how black hole growth fits into this picture. In this talk, I will present some key results from a number of studies I and my collaborators have led, exploring the connection between black hole growth and star-formation over the history of the Universe and consider how the former may be directly impacting the latter.

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