Dr. Lauranne Lanzpostdoctoral research associate at Dartmouth College
Reasons for visit :
Seminar: Black Hole Feedback in Action? Understanding the role of AGN in Transitioning Galaxies
I am an observational astronomer focused on understanding the role of supermassive black holes in the evolution of galaxies. Using space and ground-based telescopes from X-rays to the radio, I put together pieces of the puzzle that each kind of light gives us about these giant, central black holes when they are actively growing by accreting gas and the galaxies they live in. I am curious about how the galaxies and black holes evolve together and affect each others' growth. I am currently a postdoctoral research associate at Dartmouth College, working with Dr. Ryan Hickox on properties of active black holes. From 2013-2016, I was a postdoctoral scholar with Dr. Patrick Ogle at IPAC/Caltech, studying the galaxies containing radio-bright active black holes. My Ph.D. in astrophysics was completed in 2013 at Harvard University, working with Dr. Howard Smith and Dr. Matthew Ashby on the evolution of star formation activity over the course of galaxy mergers. Before that, I graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with double degrees in astronomy and physics under the supervision of Dr. Lee Mundy.