Massive black hole spin evolution

TYPEAstrophysics Seminar
Speaker:Massimo Dotti
Organizer:Hagai Perets
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:The evolution of the intrinsic properties of massive black holes (MBHs)
spins is driven by accretion of gas and/or by black hole binary
coalescences. I will discuss the physical processes involved in the MBH
spin evolution, and the implications that such evolution has on MBH
recoils, on the occupation fraction of MBHs in galaxies, and on the
expected values of MBH spins of different masses.