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Ordinary Meeting - 'Black Holes and Galaxy Evolution'

Friday 8th November 2013 - 8:00pm
Topic: Black holes and galaxy evolution
Speaker:   Prof. Elaine Sadler  University of Sydney
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Abstract: At the centre of every large galaxy is a massive black hole. Enormous amounts of energy can be released when this black hole swallows infalling material, and radio telescopes provide a powerful tool for identifying and studying black holes in the distant universe. This talk will describe some of the intriguing links between the very small-scale properties of the central black hole and the large-scale properties of the surrounding galaxy, and discuss how black holes can profoundly affect the evolution of galaxies over cosmic time.
Biography: Elaine Sadler completed an undergraduate physics degree at the University of Queensland, followed by a PhD in Astronomy from the Australian National University.  She held postdoctoral fellowships in Germany and the United States before returning to Australia to take up a research position at the AAO.
Elaine is currently a Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney, and recently served as President of Division VIII (Galaxies and the Universe) of the International Astronomical Union and Chair of the National Committee for Astronomy.  She was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2010.

Event Date: 
Friday, 8 November, 2013 - 20:00
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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