May 6 – 10, 2024
Europe/Rome timezone

Unveiling the formation of intermediate-mass black holes in dense star clusters with ET

May 7, 2024, 10:00 AM
Room 2.1 (MECC)

Room 2.1


Presentation Observational Science Board (OSB) OSB


Intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) are elusive objects that may represent the link between stellar-mass (BHs) and supermassive black holes (SMBHs). The current scarce observational evidence of IMBHs in the mass range 10^3-10^4 Msun leads to a natural question, are IMBHs a real category of BHs or, rather, do they represent exceptionally massive stellar BHs and light SMBHs?
In this talk, I will show how ET can place constraints on the mass spectrum of IMBHs and deliver crucial insights into the processes that regulate IMBH formation.

Primary author

Manuel Arca Sedda

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