Astronomer Andrea Ghez Transforms Scientific Understanding of Supermassive Black Holes – Heising-Simons Foundation

Astronomer Andrea Ghez Transforms Scientific Understanding of Supermassive Black Holes

Over the past 23 years, grantee partner Dr. Andrea Ghez and her team of astronomers at UCLA’s Galactic Center Group (GCG) have patiently observed and analyzed data to understand the interplay between galaxies and supermassive black holes. The latter possess such strong gravitational fields that not even the speed of light can escape their pull.

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