A semi-analytic model for the co-evolution of galaxies, black holes and active galactic nuclei

  title={A semi-analytic model for the co-evolution of galaxies, black holes and active galactic nuclei},
  author={Rachel S Somerville and Philip F. Hopkins and Thomas J. Cox and Brant E. Robertson and Lars Hernquist},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present a new semi-analytic model that self-consistently traces the growth of supermassive black holes (BH) and their host galaxies within the context of the Lambda cold dark matter (� CDM) cosmological framework. In our model, the energy emitted by accreting black holes regulates the growth of the black holes themselves, drives galactic scale winds that can remove cold gas from galaxies, and produces powerful jets that heat the hot gas atmospheres surrounding groups and clusters. We present… 
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