A New Theory of How Black Holes Merge and Grow Into Heavyweights

March 14, 2022

The biggest black hole collisions detected by LIGO may have arisen from a flat disk of gas in a young galaxy with a supermassive black hole at its center, says a new study in Nature.

Columbia Astronomy Professor, Zoltan Haiman, and Columbia Alums, Imre Bartos and Daniel D'Orazio, participated in the study.

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