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Magnetic fields and black holes in galactic nuclei

Blandford, R. D. (1998) Magnetic fields and black holes in galactic nuclei. In: The Central Regions of the Galaxy and Galaxies. IAU Symposium Proceedings Series. No.184. Kluwer , Boston, pp. 341-348. ISBN 9780792350606.

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Recent observations have strengthened the dynamical arguments for the presence of black holes in X-ray binary systems, the Galactic center and the nuclei of the majority of bright galaxies. They have also drawn attention to the fact that accretion does not always proceed in the simple, stationary manner envisaged in early theories. I wish to discuss four related topics that are relevant to understanding the behavior of accreting black holes. (In view of the length constraints imposed by conference proceedings I shall make no attempt to give adequate bibliographic references for what follows.)

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Additional Information:© 1998 IAU. I thank Jerry Ostriker for patient collaboration on the contents of section 5. Andrei Gruzinov, John Hawley, Rob Nelson and Ramesh Narayan are also thanked for helpful conversations. Support under NSF grant AST 95-29170 is gratefully acknowledged.
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Official Citation:Blandford, R. (1998). 8.2. Magnetic fields and black holes in galactic nuclei. Symposium - International Astronomical Union, 184, 341-348. doi:10.1017/S0074180900085156
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