dr-becky 2 months ago
astrophysicist #Space and Time

How Do You Get a Black Hole to Spin as Fast as it Can?

This summer, I published two research papers with my collaborators about the growth of supermassive black holes. One of those research papers was about what processes cause SMBHs to spin at their maximum rates, and the subsequent effect on their galaxy’s.

So in this video we’re going to dive into that research paper and I’ll explain what we found…

00:00 | Introduction

01:17 | What do we mean by black hole “spin”?

04:19 |  How fast can black holes spin?

06:47 | How you actually measure black hole spin

09:52 | Why the spin of a SMBH affects the whole galaxy

15:34 | My new research: galaxy merger-free growth of SMBHs leads to the highest spins in simulations

18:55 | Can we test these results with observations?

20:41 | Brilliant

21:47 | Bloopers

Dr Becky Smethurst
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