Cosmological Simulations of Quasar Fueling to Subparsec Scales Using Lagrangian Hyper-refinement

  title={Cosmological Simulations of Quasar Fueling to Subparsec Scales Using Lagrangian Hyper-refinement},
  author={Daniel Angl{\'e}s-Alc{\'a}zar and Eliot Quataert and Philip F. Hopkins and Rachel S. Somerville and Christopher C. Hayward and Claude-Andr{\'e} Faucher-Gigu{\`e}re and Greg L. Bryan and Dus̆an Keres̆ and Lars E. Hernquist and James M. Stone},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
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