Radiation Hydrodynamical Simulations of the First Quasars

@article{Smidt2017RadiationHS,
  title={Radiation Hydrodynamical Simulations of the First Quasars},
  author={J. Smidt and D. Whalen and J. Johnson and Marco Surace and H. Li},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={865},
  pages={126}
}
  • J. Smidt, D. Whalen, +2 authors H. Li
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • Supermassive black holes (SMBHs) are the central engines of luminous quasars and are found in most massive galaxies today. But the recent discoveries of ULAS J1120+0641, a $2 \times 10^9$ M$_{\odot}$ BH at $z =$ 7.1, and ULAS J1342+0928, a $8.0 \times 10^{8}$ M$_{\odot}$ BH at $z =$ 7.5, now push the era of quasar formation up to just 690 Myr after the Big Bang. Here we report new cosmological simulations of SMBHs with X-rays fully coupled to primordial chemistry and hydrodynamics that show… CONTINUE READING

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