Black Holes, Galaxy Formation, and the MBH-σ Relation

@article{King2003BlackHG,
  title={Black Holes, Galaxy Formation, and the MBH-$\sigma$ Relation},
  author={Andrew R. King},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={596}
}
  • A. King
  • Published 2003
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • The Astrophysical Journal
Recent X-ray observations of intense high-speed outflows in quasars suggest that supercritical accretion on to the central black hole may have an important effect on a host galaxy. I revisit some ideas of Silk & Rees and assume that such flows occur in the final stages of building up the black hole mass. It is now possible to model explicitly the interaction between the outflow and the host galaxy. This is found to resemble a momentum-driven stellar wind bubble, implying a relation MBH = (fgκ/2… Expand
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