Department of Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University

The Black hole Galaxy Connection group (BGC) at George Mason University  is part of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Group members include a large group of faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate researchers, and affiliate researchers from the DC metro area and beyond.  We conduct an active research program that centers on supermassive black holes and their connection to host galaxies, specifically seeking the answer to questions about how these black holes are formed, and how they evolve. Our research group uses a broad range of both ground- and space-based observatories, including Chandra, XMM-Newton, NuSTAR, Keck, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and Gemini.