Café & Kosmos 12 November 2013

Black holes: The brightest objects in the Universe

11 November 2013

With Dr Nadine Neumayer, ESO

Exactly 50 years ago, the discovery of quasars revolutionised astronomy. Black holes turned from a theoretical idea into reality. Today, black holes seem to be ubiquitous at the centres of massive galaxies. They can remain dormant, as in our galaxy, the Milky Way, or they can be actively accreting and “swallowing” the matter, gas and stars, surrounding them and in the process becoming bright, active galactic nuclei, of which quasars are the most extreme example. Surprisingly, astronomers have found a very tight relationship between the mass of the central black hole, and the mass of its host galaxy. They believe that the reason for this tight relationship is the common origin and evolution of these two objects. Dr Nadine Neumayer, from ESO, will discuss with the guests of Café & Kosmos when and how black holes get to the centre of galaxies in the first place!

What: Black Holes: The brightest objects in the Universe
When: Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 19:00 until approximately 20:30
Where: Vereinsheim, Occamstr. 8, 80802 München, near Münchener Freiheit

Note that Café & Kosmos events take place in German. Admission is free.



Olivier Hainaut
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752

Hannelore Hämmerle
MPI für extraterrestrische Physik / MPI für Astrophysik
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 (89) 30 000 3980

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Café & Kosmos 12 November 2013
Café & Kosmos 12 November 2013