HMC Physics Colloquium
Tuesdays at 16:30 in Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, Room B460
University of California at Riverside
Galaxy Collisions and the Birth of Quasars
Oct. 11, 2005
Quasars are some of the most powerful objects in the Universe, and their study allows us to probe the early Universe. However, there are still many uncertainties regarding their nature and, in particular, the way in which they are formed. In this talk, I review the role of supermassive black holes, starbursts, and galaxy collisions in the life of quasars.