Colloquium: David Rupke (Rhodes College) "Do Supermassive Black Holes Help to Regulate Galaxy Evolution and"

Date & time

11am–12pm 27 April 2017


Duffield Lecture Theatre


David Rupke (Rhodes College)


Supermassive black holes that are rapidly accreting matter (and sometimes outshining their host galaxies) were the first sources discovered at cosmological redshifts. Despite progress in the intervening half-century, key questions remain about how black holes affect the evolution of their host galaxies, as well as how they self-regulate their own growth. I will discuss so-called "AGN feedback," which is a topic of intense theoretical and observational interest. I will focus in particular on what we are learning from multiwavelength observational studies of the nearest and brightest active galactic nuclei.

Updated:  24 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  RSAA Director/Page Contact:  Webmaster