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Astronomy Open Night: Supermassive Black Holes
Start Date: 12/4/2015Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 12/4/2015

Event Description:

Speaker: Takamitsu Tanaka, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

Topic: Supermassive Black Holes: The Most Powerful and Ancient Objects in the Universe

A supermassive black hole has the mass of millions, and sometimes billions, of Suns. Far from the stuff of science fiction, evidence suggests that there is one in the center of every galaxy—including our own. Counter to their name and reputation, they power some of the brightest phenomena in the Universe and play major roles in shaping their cosmic environment. Prof. Tanaka will describe what astronomers have learned about supermassive black holes (and the evidence behind this knowledge), as well as open questions that are at the forefront of current research.
Location Information:
West Campus - Earth & Space Sciences Building  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: 001

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