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Not Too Big, Not Too Small: The Hunt for Intermediate Mass Black Holes

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Astronomers have found lots of black holes with masses a few times that of the sun and hundreds of supermassive black holes with masses more than a million times the mass of the sun. But where are the ones in the middle—the intermediate mass black holes? Dr. Anil Seth, associate professor of physics and astronomy, will talk about different ways we are hunting for intermediate mass black holes and why so many of us are interested in finding them.

Dr. Seth studies the formation and evolution of nearby galaxies by detecting individual stars and clusters of stars whose ages, composition, and motions can be measured. His research focuses on understanding the centers of galaxies and the black holes and massive star clusters found there. He also studies the large surveys of our nearest spiral neighbors, Andromeda and Triangulum, and is involved with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE project. He was named a Presidential Scholar by the U and has been awarded several National Science Foundation grants.

When  |  Thursday, March 18, noon–1 pm (MT)

Where  |   YouTube—a link will be provided when you RSVP

Registration  |  This event is free, and an RSVP is required


March 18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




University of Utah