Colloquium: “When Galaxies Merge, What Happens to Their Supermassive Black Holes?” Apr. 18, 2018, at 4 PM

Dr. Tamara Bogdanovic – Associate Professor in the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, School of Physics, Georgia Tech
George P. Williams, Jr. Lecture Hall, (Olin 101)
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 4:00 PM

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 university.  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 the observational searches for supermassive black hole binaries.