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Rockland Astronomy Club is home to some of the best lectures in the Northeast region regarding Astronomy and Space. Bringing in renowned and established guests from all around, RLS is a great way to learn something new about the world of astronomy.
December 6, 2019
How to Build a Supermassive Black Hole
Speaker: Dr. Jillian Bellovary (AMNH / CUNY)
We’re not sure they exist, so Dr. Bellovary studies massive black holes using computer simulations. Professor Bellovary examines how they might form and evolve, and how they interact with their environments. She predicts that we can find them in dwarf galaxies, or wandering in the halos of larger galaxies.
Dr. Jillian Bellovary
A physics professor at QCC who studies black holes, Dr. Bellovary is most interested in intermediate-mass black holes, which have masses between the regular and supermassive kinds.
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Dr. Bellovary also thinks they could form in the environments of supermassive black holes. Professor Bellovary is also interested in detecting the gravitational waves that are emitted when black holes merge. Her goal is to make a lot of predictions, so that when the next generation of gravitational wave detectors comes online, some of her predictions might actually turn out to be correct.
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