Introducing Kevin Schawinski

This week, February 3-8, 2014, features Kevin Schawinski. Kevin is an assistant professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETHZ). His research focuses on supermassive black holes. Where do they come from, how do they grow, and how do they shape the galaxies they live in? Almost all galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their center and these black holes seem to be linked to their host galaxies in such a fundamental way that we’re not sure what was there first: the black hole, or the galaxy. Kevin uses data from pretty much all wavelengths, from ultra-hard X-rays to the radio to tackle these questions. Kevin is also the co-founder of the Galaxy Zoo and regularly gives outreach talks in Switzerland. You can find him on Twitter at @kevinschawinski

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