Co-evolution of Central Black Holes and Galaxies (IAU S267)

Co-evolution of Central Black Holes and Galaxies (IAU S267)

by Bradley M. Peterson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521765021

ISBN-13: 9780521765022

Pub. Date: 08/19/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

IAU Symposium 267 assesses the diverse observational and theoretical attempts to answer the complex question of how quasars physically evolve and how their evolution is tied to those of the host galaxies in which they are found. The emerging theme is that quasars are not only tracers of the evolution of galaxies; they are agents of that evolution. The central black

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IAU Symposium 267 assesses the diverse observational and theoretical attempts to answer the complex question of how quasars physically evolve and how their evolution is tied to those of the host galaxies in which they are found. The emerging theme is that quasars are not only tracers of the evolution of galaxies; they are agents of that evolution. The central black holes in galaxies grow by accretion during a quasar-like phase. However, the accretion process itself eventually produces energetic feedback in the form of intense radiation, massive outflows, and jets, which heat and perhaps remove entirely the interstellar medium of the host galaxy, effectively shutting down star formation. These up-to-date reviews of this dynamic field have particular appeal to newcomers to the field or anyone interested in the ‘big picture' of how galaxies and black holes evolve over cosmic time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521765022
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/19/2010
Series:
Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia Series
Pages:
494
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Keynote address: the co-evolution of galaxies and black holes: current status and future prospects T. M. Heckman; 1. The first galaxies and black holes P. Lira; 2. Multiwavelength properties of AGNs and their hosts S. Komossa; 3. Black hole masses, scaling relationships, and their evolution T. Storchi-Bergmann; 4. Quasar and supermassive black hole demographics R. Somerville; 5. Accretion and feeding T. Heckman; 6. Outflow and feedback H. Dottori; 7. Large-scale effects of feedback on galaxies and their environment M. Elvis; Author index.

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