Supermassive Black Holes

Supermassive black holes are some of the most fascinating energetic objects in the Universe, and they play a key role in what we can see across cosmic time and a large range of critical astrophysical phenomena.  Despite their importance, much is unknown about their basic physics including how they were formed, how they grow, how they appear in different wavelengths, and what kind of galaxies they live in.  The answers to many of these basic questions are within reach.  I will review my recent, current, and future research plans to find their solutions.