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The Fourth Harvard-Smithsonian Conference on Theoretical Astrophysics

"The History of
Nuclear Black Holes in Galaxies"

Sponsored by Raymond and Beverly Sackler

Monday, May 15 through Thursday, May 18, 2006
Harvard University, Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA


The conference will focus on recent new advances in our understanding of the growth of supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies and their environmental effects. Emphasis will be given to theoretical interpretation of known observational results. The speaker's program is established by invitation only, but there will be poster sessions open to all participants.