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Feedback and the Evolution of Galaxies and Black Holes

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA Auditorium

Speaker Name(s): 

Tim Heckman

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Johns Hopkins University
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

I will summarize our current understanding of the crucial effects that feedback from energetic processes have on the formation and evolution of galaxies and super- massive black holes. I will also describe the underlying relationship between these two populations. I will pose several of the most fundamental shortcomings of our current models and then examine how they may be addressed by the effects of feedback, based largely on what we have learned from observations in the local universe. I will do my best to give a "physicist-friendly" talk that minimizes jargon and stresses the basic underlying physical processes.