Life and adventures of binary supermassive black holes
(Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow)
Aula Rasetti (Dip. di Fisica - Edificio G. Marconi)
Dip. di Fisica - Edificio G. Marconi
I will review our present understanding of the evolution of binary supermassive black holes -- how do they form, why do they eventually merge into a single black hole, and what happens afterwards, as well as discuss possible observational signatures (gravitational-wave and electromagnetic counterparts) and perspectives of detection.