Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies: Volume 1, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series
Author : Luis C. Ho
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2004-09-09
ISBN 10 : 0521824494
Pages : 502 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (824 downloads)
Download Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies: Volume 1, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series in PDF Full Online Free by Luis C. Ho and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-09-09 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book was originally published in 2004. 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. Advances in astronomy have not only provided spectacular proof of this long-standing paradigm, but have revealed the unexpected result that far from being rare, exotic beasts, they inhabit the center of virtually all large galaxies. Candidate black holes have been identified in increasingly large numbers of galaxies, both inactive and active, to the point where statistical studies are possible. Fresh work has highlighted the close connection between the formation, growth, and evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. This volume contains the invited lectures from an international symposium that was held to explore this exciting theme, and is a valuable review for professional astronomers and graduate students.