“Like A Mini Galaxy-Size Big Bang” –Evolution of Ultra-massive Black Holes


Galaxies are not necessarily safe from celestial, ultramassive behemoths lurking at their centers. The higher a black hole’s mass, the greater its power. “It would be like a mini, galaxy-sized Big Bang,” says Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, professor in the Department of Physics at Université de Montréal, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Observational Astrophysics of Black Holes.