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In this ICRAR scholarship project, the student will analyse X-ray observations of three nearby dwarf galaxies, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray satellite, and she/he will determine if they contain nuclear supermassive black holes or off nuclear X-ray binaries. Time permitting, the student will incorporate radio data(from the Very Large Array) and optical data (from the Hubble Space Telescope) to characterise these sources’ multi-wavelength properties, and to help constrain the nature of X-ray populations in dwarf galaxies. We anticipate that the X-ray analysis will be included in a refereed publication, with the student as a co-author, pending satisfactory completion of the project.

A Multi-wavelength Search for Black Holes in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies