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Origin and Evolution of Massive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei

Blandford, R. D. (1999) Origin and Evolution of Massive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei. . (Unpublished) https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20190603-101128690

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Abstract

Beyond all reasonable doubt, black holes are commonly found in the nuclei of most normal galaxies. In recent years, dynamical measurements of hole masses have transformed the study of their functioning and evolution. In particular, relating their masses, as measured contemporaneously, to the properties of distant quasars can constrain models of the combined evolution of black holes and their host galaxies. It is suggested that black hole growth is radiation-dominated and demand-limited with an e-folding time of ∼40 Myr and that most local black hole mass was assembled in AGN with redshifts, z > 2, whose counterparts are not directly observed today. Black hole binaries have additional features and observable consequences.


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Blandford, R. D.0000-0002-1854-5506
Additional Information:I thank Andy Fabian, Paul Hewett and Richard McMahon for helpful conversations. The hospitality of the Institute for Advanced Study (through the Sloan Foundation), the Institute of Astronomy, (through the Beverly and Raymond Sackler Foundation) and NASA, (through contract 5-2837) is gratefully acknowledged.
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Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Beverly and Raymond Sackler FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NASA5-2837
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