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Modelling feedback from stars and black holes in galaxy mergers
We describe techniques for incorporating feedback from star formation and black hole (BH) accretion into simulations of isolated and merging galaxies. At present, the details of these processesExpand
A Fundamental plane of black hole activity
We examine the disc-jet connection in stellar mass and supermassive black holes by investigating the properties of their compact emission in the X-ray and radio bands. We compile a sample of ∼100Expand
Energy input from quasars regulates the growth and activity of black holes and their host galaxies
Simulations that simultaneously follow star formation and the growth of black holes during galaxy–galaxy collisions find that, in addition to generating a burst of star formation, a merger leads to strong inflows that feed gas to the supermassive black hole and thereby power the quasar. Expand
Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment
Preface What Are Active Galactic Nuclei? And Why Does Anyone Care? 2 How to Find AGNs 3 Evolution 4 Global Energetics and Black Holes 5 Black Hole Physics 6 Spherical Accretion 7 Accretion Disks andExpand
A Unified, Merger-driven Model of the Origin of Starbursts, Quasars, the Cosmic X-Ray Background, Supermassive Black Holes, and Galaxy Spheroids
We present an evolutionary model for starbursts, quasars, and spheroidal galaxies in which mergers between gas-rich galaxies drive nuclear inflows of gas, producing starbursts and feeding the buriedExpand
Black holes in galaxy mergers: The Formation of red elliptical galaxies
We use hydrodynamical simulations to study the color transformations induced by star formation and active galactic nuclei (AGNs) during major mergers of spiral galaxies. Our modeling accounts forExpand
A unified model for AGN feedback in cosmological simulations of structure formation
We discuss a numerical model for black hole growth and its associated feedback processes that for the first time allows cosmological simulations of structure formation to self-consistently follow theExpand
Chandra X-ray observations of the giant elliptical galaxy M87 resolve the thermal state of the hot interstellar medium into the accretion (Bondi) radius of its central 3 × 109 M☉ black hole. WeExpand
The fundamental plane of accretion onto black holes with dynamical masses
Black hole accretion and jet production are areas of intensive study in astrophysics. Recent work has found a relation between radio luminosity, X-ray luminosity, and black hole mass. With theExpand
Direct Cosmological Simulations of the Growth of Black Holes and Galaxies
We investigate the coupled formation and evolution of galaxies and their embedded supermassive black holes using state-of-the-art hydrodynamic simulations of cosmological structure formation. For theExpand