Tom Maccarone

U. Southampton

Title: Black Holes in Globular Clusters

I will discuss the evidence for stellar mass and intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters. In particular, I will explain why there was a long-standing belief that globular clusters would not contain stellar mass black holes, as well as the recent observational evidence and theoretical work arguing to the contrary. I will then discuss the situation with intermediate mass black holes in globular clusters -- why they might be expected to exist, what the observational evidence is for their existence, and why new methodology is needed to make robust statements about their existence, rather than the classical stellar dynamical techniques which have worked so well in the bulges of nearby galaxies.