Massive black holes: formation and evolution

  title={Massive black holes: formation and evolution},
  author={Martin J. ReesMarta Volonteri},
  • Martin J. ReesMarta Volonteri
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Supermassive black holes are nowadays believed to reside in most local galaxies. Observations have revealed us vast information on the population of local and distant black holes, but the detailed physical properties of these dark massive objects are still to be proven. Accretion of gas and black hole mergers play a fundamental role in determining the two parameters defining a black hole: mass and spin. We briefly review here the basic properties of the population of supermassive black holes… CONTINUE READING
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