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ics Joint Physics-Astronomy Colloquium

Friday, April 8, 2016
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Isaac Shlosman [Host: Eugene Kolomeisky]
University of Kentucky
"Seeds of Supermassive Black Holes at High Redshifts"

Detection of distant quasars at redshifts of ~6-7 provides a challenge to the standard picture of structure formation in the universe within the hierarchical framework, as the universe is less than a Gigayear old at this time. What are seeds of supermassive black holes (SMBHs) that power these luminous objects? After all,  massive objects should form late in the evolution ...  Did  SMBHs form as a result of stellar evolution? In my talk, I will address various aspects of this problem and discuss viable and emerging alternatives to this paradigm.

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