Tuesday October 21st 2014

JJ’s Bistro

3447 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Social/dinner hour from 6 pm: talk starts 7 pm

Everybody welcome: no admission charge

Note that JJs is BYOB, but Tamura’s liquor store is right across the street.


Dr Günther Hasinger

Director, UH Institute for Astronomy


Black Holes and the Evolution of Galaxies




Black holes first made their appearence to astronomers as the remnants of dead stars. But it is now becoming clear that they play crucial roles in the formation, evoluton and interactions of many galaxies, including our own Milky Way and the very earliest galaxies in the Universe.


After abandoning a promising career as a rock musician, Günther obtained his PhD in X-ray astronomy at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. He subsequently held professorships at Potsdam and Munich as well as the directorship of the the High-Energy Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics. He has been director of the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii since 2011.