New insights into gas outflows produced by massive black holes
Massive black holes lie at the centre of galaxies and release an extraordinary amount of energy during their accretion phase. Such energy amounts trigger the formation of gas outflows that can significantly influence the evolution of the host galaxy. However, despite the remarkable theoretical and experimental work in probing the dynamics of such outflows, determining exactly how they affect the formation and evolution of galaxies remains unknown. The EU-funded WINGS project will investigate this. Combining observations from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the Atacama Large Millimetre/Submillimetre Array and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, WINGS will assemble the largest high spatial resolution survey of multi-phase outflows.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme