Formation and Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes

  title={Formation and Evolution of Supermassive Black Holes},
  author={Françoise Combes},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics},
  • F. Combes
  • Published 22 May 2005
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics
The correlation between the mass of supermassive black holes in galaxy nuclei and the mass of the galaxy spheroids or bulges (or more precisely their central velocity dispersion), suggests a common formation scenario for galaxies and their central black holes. The growth of bulges and black holes can commonly proceed through external gas accretion or hierarchical mergers, and are both related to starbursts. Internal dynamical processes control and regulate the rate of mass accretion. Self… Expand
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