How Did Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big?
Oct. 23, 2013 — A paper in a recent issue of the journal Science [18 October] pits the front-running ideas about the growth of supermassive black holes against observational data — a limit on the strength of gravitational waves from pairs of black holes, obtained with CSIRO’s 64-m Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia. 
The study was jointly led by Dr Ryan Shannon, a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO, and Mr Vikram Ravi, a PhD student co-supervised by the University of Melbourne (Australia) and CSIRO.
"For the first time, we’ve used information about gravitational waves as a tool in astrophysics," said Dr Shannon.
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How Did Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big?

Oct. 23, 2013 — A paper in a recent issue of the journal Science [18 October] pits the front-running ideas about the growth of supermassive black holes against observational data — a limit on the strength of gravitational waves from pairs of black holes, obtained with CSIRO’s 64-m Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia. 

The study was jointly led by Dr Ryan Shannon, a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO, and Mr Vikram Ravi, a PhD student co-supervised by the University of Melbourne (Australia) and CSIRO.

"For the first time, we’ve used information about gravitational waves as a tool in astrophysics," said Dr Shannon.

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