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Empirical Constraints on the Coevolution of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Spheroids

@article{Li2011EmpiricalCO,
  title={Empirical Constraints on the Coevolution of Supermassive Black Holes and their Host Spheroids},
  author={Gongjie Li and Charlie Conroy and Abraham Loeb},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2011}
}
We investigate the evolution of the MBH-{\sigma} relation by examining the relationship between the intrinsic scatter in the MBH-{\sigma} relation and galaxy bolometric nuclear luminosity, the latter being a probe of the accretion rate of the black hole (BH). Our sample is composed of galaxies with classical bulges when possible, of which 38 have dynamically measured BHs masses, and 17 have BHs masses measured by reverberation mapping. In order to obtain the bolometric nuclear luminosity for… Expand

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