Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy
College Station, Texas 77843
The space-time distortion caused by supermassive black holes provides a unique laboratory for violent physical processes likestellar tidal disruption,highlyrelativisticjets,andturbulentaccretionflows. Synthesizing observations across many wavelengths and studying their time variability at slow and rapid timescales promises a new, dynamic, thorough understanding of how black holes form and grow, how they consume material, how they construct powerful relativistic jets, and how theybendtheevolutionofgalaxiestoa path thatmatches our observations of the Universe. I will discuss how both high -resolution radioimagingsurveys ofoutflows andstarformationandtiming observations with breakthrough instruments like the NICER instrument on the ISS and the TESS exoplanet-hunting missions have provided new intersectional insights and promise a fertile new temporal phase space for exploring the detailed phenomenology and cosmological implications of active galactic nuclei. In my talk, I will discuss results from my 22 GHz radio survey of 268 radio-quiet BAT AGN and implications for both the origin of radio emission in non-jetted objects and galaxy-wide star formation suppression. I will also discuss time domain results in progress from my large TESS program, including searching for unique signatures of binary supermassive black holes, the high-energy astrophysics of relativistic jets, and more.