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Intermediate-Mass Black Holes

Title: Intermediate-Mass Black Holes

Speaker: Professor Luis C. Ho (Peking University)

Time: 16:00pm, June 30, 2021

Location: 3-302, PMO Xianlin Campus

Abstract: Intermediate-mass black holes, with masses ranging from ~100 to a million times the mass of the Sun, are important for understanding the birth of quasars, the contribution of black hole accretion to the epoch of reionization, the coevolution between AGNs and galaxies, and gravitational wave astronomy. I will review current knowledge of intermediate-mass black hole based on multiwavelength searches over the past 20 years. The occupation fraction of intermediate-mass black holes appears to be substantial in low-mass, late-type galaxies.