[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/FT140101082]
Researchers Dr James Miller-Jones
Brief description The overwhelming majority of black holes are found in an extremely faint quiescent state. This project aims to improve our understanding of this large population of black holes, determining the geometry of the inflowing gas, the source of the faint X-ray emission, and the fraction of energy pumped outwards in fast-moving jets. Building on my recent ground-breaking results, I will conduct a survey to detect a new population of black holes in dense star clusters, providing new laboratories to explore accretion physics. I will measure the distances of the black holes and their motion through space, test evidence for the existence of event horizons, and provide new insights into how black holes form and how they affect their surroundings.
Funding Amount $647,526
Funding Scheme Future Fellowships