Supermassive black holes are a key element in our understanding of how galaxies form. Most of the progress in this very active field of research is based on just ~30 determination of black hole masses, accumulated over the past decade. We illustrate how integral-field spectroscopy, and in particular our OASIS modeling effort can help improve the current situation.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
- Black hole physics
- Galaxies: elliptical and lenticular
- Galaxies: kinematics and dynamics
- Galaxies: nuclei