Interpreting the possible break in the Black Hole-Bulge mass relation

@inproceedings{Fontanot2015InterpretingTP,
  title={Interpreting the possible break in the Black Hole-Bulge mass relation},
  author={Fabio Fontanot and P. C. Monaco and Francesco Shankar},
  year={2015}
}
Recent inspections of local available data suggest that the almost linear relation between the stellar mass of spheroids (Msph) and the mass of the super massive black holes (BHs), residing at their centres, shows a break below Msph ∼ 1010 M , with a steeper, about quadratic relation at smaller masses. We investigate the physical mechanisms responsible for the change in slope of this relation, by comparing data with the results of the semi-analytic model of galaxy formation MORGANA, which… CONTINUE READING