Black holes in nearby nuclear star clusters
Using high spatial resolution kinematic data, we are searching for black holes in the nearest nuclear star clusters, by resolving their imprint on the kinematics of stars and gas. These objects are among the best environments to look for massive black holes in low mass galaxies, as nuclear star clusters are the objects with the highest stellar density in the universe. Resolving their internal kinematic structure down to the smallest spatial scales accessible with current instrumentation will unmask hidden black holes dynamically.
For more information, please contact Nadine Neumayer.