Inspirally Black Holes & Charleston January 6, 2009Posted by jcconwell in Black Holes.
Tags: blackholes, EIU
On Monday one of the more interesting talks was the study of binary Black Holes using DEEP2 data. The second interesting part it was given by a Charleston native Julia Comerford, soon to be Dr. Julia Comerford, from UC Berkeley.
DEEP2 uses the DEIMOS spectroscopic data taken with the Keck telescopes on ~1000 galaxies to get rotation curves on galaxies with redshifts z> .7. Some of these galaxies show evidence of two cores or two supermassive holes due to mergers of galaxies over time. The purpose of the survey is to study the evolution of galaxies and their merger over time.