As part of our #BlackInAstro series for Black History Month, we interview Dr. Ronald Gamble, a theoretical astrophysicist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center!
Many astronomers believe that AGN activity is responsible for suppressing star formation. However, it appears that maybe the past behaviour of AGN is what’s really to blame.
Active Galactic Nuclei are some of the brightest objects in the Universe. But what is responsible for switching on these supermassive engines?
Detecting AGN in Dwarf Galaxies
Identifying the source of the nuclear flare in SDSS J154843.06+220812.6
How common are growing black holes in small galaxies? Today’s paper presents a model to predict the fraction of dwarf galaxies with an active black hole at its center.