Direct Cosmological Simulations of the Growth of Black Holes and Galaxies

@article{DiMatteo2008DirectCS,
  title={Direct Cosmological Simulations of the Growth of Black Holes and Galaxies},
  author={Tiziana Di Matteo and Joerg M. Colberg and Volker Springel and Lars E. Hernquist and Debora Sijacki},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={676},
  pages={33 - 53}
}
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 the first time, we self-consistently follow the dark matter dynamics, radiative gas cooling, and star formation, as well as BH growth and associated feedback processes, starting directly from initial conditions appropriate for the ΛCDM cosmology. Our modeling of the black hole physics is based on an… 

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