Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT130100041 [ 2013 - 2017 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers A/Prof Christopher Power;

Brief description How do black holes wreak havoc on galaxies? A growing black hole is the most efficient source of power in the Universe, unlocking rest-mass energy bound in gas and stars it consumes by accretion and unleashing bursts of energetic radiation. The goal of the research programme is to understand how these outbursts impact on a black hole's environment and to quantify the impact of black holes on how galaxies form. Using cutting edge supercomputer models, this project will study how outbursts of feedback from black holes, ranging from one to one billion times the mass of the Sun, impact on star formation and gas content in galaxies. The results of the research will provide crucial insights into accretion power as a source of feedback in galaxy formation.

Funding Amount 632269

Funding Scheme Future Fellowships

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