Nuclear activity in galaxies driven by binary supermassive black holes

@inproceedings{Lobanov2006NuclearAI,
  title={Nuclear activity in galaxies driven by binary supermassive black holes},
  author={Andrew P. Lobanov},
  year={2006}
}
Nuclear activity in galaxies is closely connected to galactic mergers and supermassive black holes (SBH). Galactic mergers perturb substantially the dynamics of gas and stellar population in the merging galaxies, and they are expected to lead to formation of supermassive binary black holes (BBH) in the center of mass of the galaxies merged. A scheme is proposed here that connects the peak magnitude of the nuclear activity with evolution of a BBH system. The scheme predicts correctly the… CONTINUE READING