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Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies

Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies

Volume 1. Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series

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  • Editor: Luis C. Ho, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution, California
John Kormendy, Aaron J. Barth, Roeland P. Van den Marel, Andrea M. Ghez, Zoltan Haiman, Steinn Sigurdsson, Stuart L. Shapiro, Cathie J. Clarke, Frederic A. Rasio, Marc Freitag, M. Atakan Gürkan, Roger D. Blandford, Paul Martini, Keiichi Wada, J. A. Sellwood, Juntai Shen, Tod R. Lauer, D. Marcella Carollo, Karl Gebhardt, David Merritt, Douglas Richstone, Luis C. Ho, Patrick S. Osmer, James S. Dunlop, Timothy M. Heckman, Mitchell C. Begelman, Rachel S. Somerville, Martin G. Haehnelt, Andreas Burkert, Thorsten Naab, Donald C. Backer, Andrew H. Jaffe, Andrea N. Lommen, Andrew C. Fabian, P. Tim de Zeeuw
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  • Date Published: September 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521824491

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  • This book was originally published in 2004. Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. Weighing up to several billion Suns, massive black holes have long been suspected to be the central powerhouses of energetic phenomena such as quasars. Advances in astronomy have not only provided spectacular proof of this long-standing paradigm, but have revealed the unexpected result that far from being rare, exotic beasts, they inhabit the center of virtually all large galaxies. Candidate black holes have been identified in increasingly large numbers of galaxies, both inactive and active, to the point where statistical studies are possible. Fresh work has highlighted the close connection between the formation, growth, and evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. This volume contains the invited lectures from an international symposium that was held to explore this exciting theme, and is a valuable review for professional astronomers and graduate students.

    • The papers within this book will serve as authoritative references for researchers and graduate students in black hole research
    • Each chapter is written by a leading authority in astrophysics
    • Due to peer-reviewing, each chapter is clear and meticulously accurate
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    Review of the hardback: 'Anyone seriously considering research in this field would do well to make this their starting point, while those like me, who work in neighbouring ones, will certainly benefit from dipping into it. Go and ask your library to order one. Better still, ask them to order all four volumes!' The Observatory

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    • Date Published: September 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521824491
    • length: 498 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 27 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The stellar-dynamical search for supermassive black holes in galactic nuclei John Kormendy
    2. Black holes in active galaxies Aaron J. Barth
    3. Intermediate-mass black holes in the universe: a review of formation theories and observational constraints Roeland P. Van den Marel
    4. The supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way Andrea M. Ghez
    5. The first nonlinear structures and the reionization history of the universe Zoltan Haiman
    6. Adiabatic growth of massive black holes Steinn Sigurdsson
    7. Formation of supermassive black holes: simulations in general relativity Stuart L. Shapiro
    8. Gas-dynamical processes in dense nuclei Cathie J. Clarke
    9. Formation of massive black holes in dense star clusters Frederic A. Rasio, Marc Freitag and M. Atakan Gürkan
    10. Accretion onto black holes Roger D. Blandford
    11. QSO lifetimes Paul Martini
    12. Fueling gas to the central region of galaxies Keiichi Wada
    13. The AGN-disk dynamics connection J. A. Sellwood and Juntai Shen
    14. Black holes and the central structure of early-type galaxies Tod R. Lauer
    15. The inner properties of late-type galaxies C. Marcella Carollo
    16. Influence of black holes on stellar orbits Karl Gebhardt
    17. Single and binary black holes and their influence on nuclear structure David Merritt
    18. Supermassive black holes: demographics and implications Douglas Richstone
    19. Black hole demography from nearby active galactic nuclei Luis C. Ho
    20. The evolution of quasars Patrick S. Osmer
    21. Quasar hosts and the black hole-spheroid connection James S. Dunlop
    22. Star formation in active galaxies Timothy M. Heckman
    23. AGN feedback mechanism Mitchell C. Begelman
    24. Pieces of the galaxy formation puzzle: where do black holes fit in? Rachel S. Somerville
    25. Joint formation of supermassive black holes and galaxies Martin G. Haehnelt
    26. The formation of spheroidal stellar systems Andreas Burkert and Thorsten Naab
    27. Massive black holes, gravitational waves and pulsars Donald C. Backer, Andrew H. Jaffe and Andrea N. Lommen
    28. Obscured active galactic nuclei and obscured accretion Andrew C. Fabian
    29. Conference summary P. Tim de Zeeuw.

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    Luis C. Ho, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution, California

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    John Kormendy, Aaron J. Barth, Roeland P. Van den Marel, Andrea M. Ghez, Zoltan Haiman, Steinn Sigurdsson, Stuart L. Shapiro, Cathie J. Clarke, Frederic A. Rasio, Marc Freitag, M. Atakan Gürkan, Roger D. Blandford, Paul Martini, Keiichi Wada, J. A. Sellwood, Juntai Shen, Tod R. Lauer, D. Marcella Carollo, Karl Gebhardt, David Merritt, Douglas Richstone, Luis C. Ho, Patrick S. Osmer, James S. Dunlop, Timothy M. Heckman, Mitchell C. Begelman, Rachel S. Somerville, Martin G. Haehnelt, Andreas Burkert, Thorsten Naab, Donald C. Backer, Andrew H. Jaffe, Andrea N. Lommen, Andrew C. Fabian, P. Tim de Zeeuw

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