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Title: Prospects for Detecting Gravitational Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes

An analysis of 25 galaxies suggests that approximately all galaxies host massive (106 to 109 Msolar) black holes. If this is the case, these objects must play a major role in the formation and evolutimore »on of galaxies. This population of massive black holes in the present universe is consistent with the masses and numbers of black holes predicted by the luminosity function of quasars in the z > 2 universe. These objects merge. Although the merger rates are uncertain, the gravitational radiation expected from lower mass objects (black holes in the mass range 105 - 107 Msolar) is likely to be easily observable with LISA, a proposed NASA/ESA mission.« less
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Title: Prospects for Detecting Gravitational Radiation from Supermassive Black Holes
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Publication Date: 2003-01-29
OSTI Identifier: 1015654
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%74
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on January 29, 2003
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ; BLACK HOLES ; GALAXIES ; GRAVITATIONAL RADIATION ; LUMINOSITY ; QUASARS ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:16:07
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27