Seminar

Debunking the Detection of Intermediate Mass Black Holes close to the Galactic Centre

It has recently been claimed that rapidly expanding clouds observed in the central molecular zone are the result of the tidal disruption of compact clouds by intermediate mass black holes. I will present arguments against this interpretation, and suggest a much more likely scenario - a supernova explosion inside a dense molecular cloud, which evolves in a different way from a typical supernova. I will show that this model explains most of the observational features, and does not have the shortcomings of intermediate mass black hole interpretation.

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