Astrophysical Black Holes

Prof. Andrew Fabian

Abstract

    Supermassive black holes are found at the centers of most galaxies and stellar mass black holes are common throughout galaxies. Observations of these astrophysical black holes will be presented and discussed. Evidence will be presented that supermassive black holes determine the final mass and shape of their host galaxies. The talk concludes with observations of the innermost regions around black holes and approaches to mapping down to the event horizon.

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