Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies by M. Colpi | 9780750309998 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies

Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies

by M. Colpi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750309997

ISBN-13: 9780750309998

Pub. Date: 01/06/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Understanding galaxy formation and evolution is one of the major goals of physical cosmology. In particular, the collapse of the first stars and pre-galactic systems may set the conditions for the formation of the most exotic objects in the universe, "supermassive black holes." Relics of extraordinary energetic events that occurred when the universe was younger,

Overview

Understanding galaxy formation and evolution is one of the major goals of physical cosmology. In particular, the collapse of the first stars and pre-galactic systems may set the conditions for the formation of the most exotic objects in the universe, "supermassive black holes." Relics of extraordinary energetic events that occurred when the universe was younger, these supermassive black holes influence the environment they inhabit and their masses link tightly with properties of their hosting galaxy. This book, arising from a SIGRAV School held in Como, focuses on observational and theoretical aspects of the research in this field at a level suitable for graduate students and young researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750309998
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/06/2006
Series:
Series in High Energy Physics, Cosmology and Gravitation Series
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE FOR SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
Introduction
Some Useful Formalism
General Considerations
Resolved Stellar Dynamics
Gas as a Tracer of the Gravitational Potential
Tackling the Unresolvable: Reverberation Mapping
Scaling Relations for SMBHs
Black Hole Demographics
The Future

JOINT EVOLUTION OF BLACK HOLES AND GALAXIES: OBSERVATIONAL ISSUES
Galaxy Activity: Generalities
Local Evidence on the Interplay Between the Stellar and Gravitational Origin of AGN Activity
The Cosmic History of Galaxy Activity
Constraints on the Cosmic Energy Budget
Current Observational Programs and Future Perspectives
Current Issues on Local Active Galaxies
Faint Active Galaxies at High Redshifts: Overview
Radiative and Baryonic Remnants of Past Activity

GALAXY FORMATION IN THE HIERARCHICAL UNIVERSE
Formation and Evolution of Structure
The Formation of Dark Matter Halos
Spatial Clustering and Bias
Dark Matter Halos: Internal Properties and Correlations
Galaxy Formation Within the CDM Paradigm
Concluding Thoughts

FEEDBACK IN COSMIC STRUCTURES
Introduction
Basics
Issues Arising
Preheating by SNe
Feedback from AGNs
Enhanced Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effects
Discussion and Conclusions

THE FORMATION OF PRIMORDIAL LUMINOUS OBJECTS
Introduction
Physical Cosmology
Primordial Gas Properties
Numerical Cosmological Hydrodynamics
Protostar Formation and Accretion
Discussion

THE EVOLUTION OF BARYONS ALONG COSMIC HISTORY
Cosmogonic Preliminaries
The Dark Ages of the Universe
The Emergence of Cosmic Structures
The Epoch of Reionization
Preheating and Galaxy Formation
The Intergalactic Medium After Reionization
Conclusions

FEEDBACK PROCESSES AT COSMIC DAWN
Shock Waves
Photoionization
Thermal Instability
The Need for Feedback in Cosmology
The Gentle Feedback
Feedback in the Early Universe

THE ECOLOGY OF BLACK HOLES IN STAR CLUSTERS
Introduction
Theory of Star Cluster Evolution
Black Holes in Star Clusters
Discussion and Further Speculations
Concluding Remarks

Index

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