Supermassive Black Holes in Our Backyard

Featuring Ann-Marie Madigan

Presented By KUNC

Door time: 7:00

Show time: 7:30

 

Supermassive black holes, millions to billions of times the mass of our sun, are lurking nearby. Theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Ann-Marie Madigan shares how we’ve found them using stars in orbit around them.

Dr. Ann-Marie Madigan is an associate professor in the Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences department at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research explores the motions of stars and gas around supermassive black holes, dark matter in galaxies, the icy worlds of the outer solar system, and planets around dead stars.

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