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Paper: Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Cluster Systems
Monograph: 7, Science with a Next Generation Very Large Array
Page: 743
Authors: Wrobel, J. M.; Miller-Jones, J. C. A.; Nyland, K. E.; Maccarone, T. J.
Abstract: Using the next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA), we will make a comprehensive inventory of intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) in hundreds of globular cluster systems out to a distance of 25 Mpc. IMBHs have masses MIMBH∼ 100–100,000 M. Finding them in globular clusters would validate a formation channel for seed black holes in the early universe and inform event predictions for gravitational wave facilities. Reaching a large number of globular clusters is key, as Fragione et al. (2018) predict that only a few percent will have retained their gravitational-wave fostering IMBHs.
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