The cosmogony of super-massive black holes

Wolfgang J. Duschl, Peter A. Strittmatter

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We summarize our recent results on the evolution of super-massive black holes in the cores of galaxies. Our models are based on the viscous, Eddington-limited evolution of self-gravitating accretion disks. We find that, within this framework, one can explain the growth time scales and the luminosities of individual objects as well as the variation of these quantities for AGN with different black hole masses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
StatePublished - 2012
EventAstronomy at High Angular Resolution 2011: The Central Kiloparsec in Galactic Nuclei, AHAR 2011 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: Aug 29 2011Sep 2 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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