Jun 10, 2014

Dr. Karen Lewis, UW-Madison Astronomy Department

"The Black Hole Sleuth: Finding AGNs in the X-ray Sky"

X-rays can betray the presence of an Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN)--a super-massive black hole at the center of a galaxy. But there are lots of other x-ray sources in the sky! How do astronomers who want to study AGNs pick them out from the rest of the universe's x-ray sources? That's what Karen Lewis does, and she'll explain how to find the AGN needles in the x-ray haystack in this talk.

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Jun 10, 2014


UW Space Place, 2300 S. Park Street

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