The Astrophysics of Super Massive Black Holes
April 19, 2012 - 3:00pm
Biosketch: Dr. David Ballantyne obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Cambridge, and has been an Assistant Professor at the
Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in the School of Physics since 2008. His research concentrates on topics in high-energy astrophysics
with an emphasis on interpreting existing data and making predictions for future observations. His main interests are the evolution of
galaxies and their central supermassive black holes and the physics of accretion disks around both black holes and neutron stars. His work
often involves comparing computer based models with published data from X-ray, radio and/or infrared telescopes.