WCA-KPL Public Talk - The biggest black holes in the Universe - Brian McNamara

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)
Brian McNamara

The WCA-KPL Astronomy Talk series takes place on the last Wednesday of each month, and is jointly organized by the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics and Kitchener Public Library.

Most galaxies harbour monster black holes, millions to billions of times the Sun's mass, at their centres. These black holes are central to how galaxies formed, and how they have evolved, over nearly 14 billion years of existence. At this month's KPL astronomy talk, Dr. Brian McNamara will speak about these supermassive black holes, explaining how they work and how astronomers learn about them.

Brian McNamara is the Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Waterloo, and a Professor in the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics. His research focuses on the connection between galaxies and the black holes at their centres, and in particular studying clusters of galaxies using different wavelengths of light.

Attendance is free and open to anyone, although we request that you register in advance.