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ESO Astrophysics Symposia

Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context

Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 21-25 June 2004

Editors: Merloni, Andrea, Nayakshin, Sergei V., Sunyaev, Rashid A. (Eds.)

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Supermassive black holes are now believed to play an important role in the evolution of the Universe. Every respectable galaxy hosts in its center a black hole that appears to regulate the growth of the galaxy itself. In this book, leading experts in the field review the most recent theoretical and observational results on the following topics:

* formation and growth of the first black holes in the Universe and their role in the formation and evolution of galaxies

* the physics of black-hole accretion and the production of relativistic jets

* binary black-hole mergers and gravitational radiation.

Theoretical work is supplemented by the most recent exciting results from space and ground based observatories.

This volume is useful research and reference tool for the entire astrophysical community.

Table of contents (89 chapters)

Table of contents (89 chapters)
  • From the Earliest Seeds to Today’s Supermassive Black Holes

    Pages 3-17

    Madau, P.

  • The Environmental Impact of Supermassive Black Holes

    Pages 18-29

    Loeb, A.

  • The Growth of the Earliest Supermassive Black Holes and Their Contribution to Reionization

    Pages 30-41

    Haiman, Z. (et al.)

  • Formation of the First Supermassive Black Holes

    Pages 42-49

    Bromm, V.

  • Black Hole Accretion and Starbursts Triggered by Interactions in Hierarchical Galaxy Formation

    Pages 50-55

    Menci, N. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 21-25 June 2004
Editors
  • Andrea Merloni
  • Sergei V. Nayakshin
  • Rashid A. Sunyaev
Series Title
ESO Astrophysics Symposia
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31639-8
DOI
10.1007/b106964
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-25275-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06447-0
Series ISSN
1431-2433
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 506
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