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Weighing supermassive black holes with molecular gas kinematics

Abstract:

Supermassive black hole (SMBH) masses correlate tightly with various properties of their host galaxies, implying close co-evolution. However, the mass measurements underpinning this conclusion have large uncertainties and are limited by selection biases. With the advent of modern millimetre/sub-millimetre interferometers, molecular gas dynamics are now suitable tracers of the SMBH-dominated regions of galaxy potentials.

In this thesis, I present new mass measurements for the SMBHs ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5256-1107

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0003-4980-1012
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Programme:
STFC Oxford Physics 2015 DTP - Weighing Supermassive Black Holes
Funding agency for:
Smith, MD
Grant:
ST/N504233/1
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Programme:
RadioNet Transnational Access
Funding agency for:
Smith, MD
Grant:
730562
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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