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Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies
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  • Page extent: 498 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.13 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.8875
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QB843.B55 C64 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Black holes (Astronomy)--Congresses
    • Galaxies--Evolution--Congresses

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521824491 | ISBN-10: 0521824494)

  • Also available in Paperback
  • Published November 2004

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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. This book contains papers by some of the most influential astrophysicists working in this exciting field. They not only provide spectacular proof of the long-standing paradigm, but unexpectedly reveal that these objects, far from being rare, inhabit the center of virtually every large galaxy.


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.


“…this digital re-print remains a valuable reference by virtue of the breadth and authority of the individual contributions, each of which formed an invited review at the Conference. The overall quality of the book is substantially higher than that of many Conference Proceedings. Figures are clearly reproduced, each article has ample references and most contain a valuable summary or conclusions. For bringing together such an excellent group of reviews, the Series Editor Luis C. Ho deserves the readers’ grateful thanks.” – K. Pounds, Contemporary Physics, August 2011


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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