RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:00-12:00; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Remco van den Bosch

"Galaxies and their Super-Massive Black Holes"

In galaxy evolution studies, the galaxies and their central super-massive black holes are commonly linked together through bulge growth scenario’s. The evidence is the tight correlation between the black hole mass and the bulge mass in early-type galaxies. Surprisingly, the total mass of the galaxy does not correlate well with black holes mass. In this talk, I will show how black hole masses are measured with stellar kinematics. And I will show how the host galaxy properties correlate to black hole mass. Global processes appear to be most significant.