Do we really understand how black holes grow? Using new methods to run high resolution simulations, the authors of this paper investigate the evolution of gas near a supermassive black hole – and their results have serious implications for the models commonly used in cosmological simulations.
Black holes may seem large, but not compared to the scales we’ll talk about today.
In this bite we will explore nucleosynthesis in the merger of
neutron stars, by the light of gravitational waves and light itself.
The most distant quasar yet discovered illuminates the early universe…
Though black holes may start as strangers, interactions between several of them — not just the two component masses — can lead to LIGO-esque mergers.
Hints of a theory beyond General Relativity could lie in the shape of a black hole’s shadow. An Earth-sized telescope will allow us to resolve these shadows for the first time.