Black Hole Astrophysics in the Infrared from Microquasars to the Galactic Center

Friday, 14 June 2013 10 a.m. — 11 a.m. MST

AURA Lecture Hall

NOIRLab South Colloquia
STEPHEN S. EIKENBERRY (Department of Astronomy, University of Florida and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer)

Black holes are a fundamental influence on many astrophysical phenomena, from galaxy evolution to relativistic jet formation.  Meanwhile the advent of large-format infrared detectors on the ground and in space has opened new windows to studying these objects and a broad range of their behaviors.  I will review some of our group's recent work in this area, particularly in relativistic jet formation in microquasar X-ray binary systems and studies of the Galactic Center.