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Astro Seminar

Revealing the hidden lives of Supermassive Black Holes and their host galaxies

Speaker: Johannes Buchner (MPE)
Date: Wednesday 2 March 2022
Time: 14:00
Venue: Zoom

Supermassive black holes with their extreme gravity are some of the most exotic and fascinating objects in our Universe. By indirectly stumping the growth of massive galaxies, they are also thought to be a crucial ingredient in the lives of galaxies. Studying supermassive black holes, their central engine, their growth over cosmic time and the co-evolution with their host galaxies is a challenging multi-wavelength endeavor. X-ray selection cleanly and efficiently identifies growing black holes. I will highlight population synthesis based on X-rays and discuss it reveals the hidden lives of the most heavily obscured Supermassive Black Holes and the hidden lives of galaxies outshone by their bright quasars.