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