Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
The formation of intermediate mass black holes
Rizzuto, Francesco; Naab, Thorsten
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching
SummaryIntermediate-mass black holes (IMBH) should be linking stellar black holes and supermassive black holes, but their formation mechanisms are uncertain. Young massive star clusters (SCs) are promising environments for the formation of such objects. An international team led by MPA researchers, has realized realistic simulations of SCs, where these missing links form by stars - black holes mergers.