MUNA Lunch Talk:

Luis C. Ho

Staff Astronomer, Carnegie Observatories

Black Holes, AGN Feedback, and Galaxy Evolution

May 19

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


I will review recent progress in direct detection of supermassive black holes in the cneters of galaxies, including a new population of intermediate-mass black holes in dwarf galaxies. Special emphasis will be placed on black hole-host galaxy scaling relations and their implication for black hole growth and galaxy coevolution. I describe efforts to characterize the interstellar medium of the host galaxies and constraints they place on AGN feedback models.