Seminar Details

Black Holes: Overcrowding and Population Controls

Steinn Sigurdsson, Pennsylvania State University
Thursday, October 17, 4:10 PM - Physics and Astronomy Colloquium
Biomedical & Physical Sciences Bldg., Rm. 1415

Black Holes are interesting laboratories for a range of physical processes. Black Holes formed in dense stellar cluster during the early epoch of structure formation ought, in theory, to provide a particularly interesting set of possible physical interactions, but have proved surprisingly elusive. Recent detection of strong candidates for Black Hole systems in globular clusters are testing our understanding of such systems and driving renewed interest in the dynamical evolution of Black Holes and their interaction with their environment.