…bumps her head, and sees the stars.

Monday, March 26th, 6pm

***Union Station , Northampton***

Cosmic Mergers and Acquisitions:

How Galaxy Mergers and Supermassive Black Holes Shape Galaxy Growth

  • What is a galaxy merger?
  • What is a supermassive black hole?
  • Why do we think supermassive black holes play an important role in galaxy evolution?
  • Why do we think galaxy mergers play an important role an galaxy evolution?
  • Can we detect pairs of supermassive black holes merging with gravitational radiation?

Jenny Greene is an assistant professor of astrophysics at Princeton University.  Her research focuses on supermassive black holes and the galaxies that they live in. She also teaches algebra in NJ state prisons through the Prison Teaching Initiative.

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