February 11, 1999, Pratt Conference Room, 12:30 pm
Quasars and Ultraluminous Galaxies: At the Limit
Dr. Kim McLeod, Wellesley College
Observations with HST and groundbased telescopes have substantially
changed our view of quasar host galaxies over the past few years.
At the same time, studies of "normal" galaxies have hinted that all
spheroids harbor black holes containing ~0.6% of the spheroid mass.
I'll catch you up on these results, and then put them together to
determine the accretion rates for quasars and the putative black
holes hidden in ultraluminous infrared galaxies.