Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA) - Prof. Aycin Aykutalp
October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Los Alamos National Laboratory
In the last decade, growth of supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies and their role in shaping the evolution of galaxies and their star formation histories has become a central topic in cosmology. However, the underlying physics of how a black hole affects the evolution of its host galaxy as well as nearby halos around its vicinity are still not well understood. In this seminar, I will talk about how an accreting black hole can affect the thermodynamics of the interstellar (short-distance) and intergalactic (long-distance) medium and induce/inhibit formation of objects through radiation. I will further provide observational diagnostics for finding the fingerprints of massive black holes in the early universe with forthcoming telescopes such as James Webb Space Telescope.