Testing the fidelity of simulations of black hole -- galaxy co-evolution at z ~ 1.5 with observations

@article{Ding2020TestingTF,
  title={Testing the fidelity of simulations of black hole -- galaxy co-evolution at z ~ 1.5 with observations},
  author={Xu-Heng Ding and T Treu and John D. Silverman and Aklant Kumar Bhowmick and Nicola Menci and Tiziana di Matteo},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2020}
}
  • Xu-Heng Ding, T Treu, +3 authors Tiziana di Matteo
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • We examine the scaling relations between the mass of a supermassive black hole (SMBH) and its host galaxy properties at $1.2<z<1.7$ using both observational data and simulations. Recent measurements of 32 X-ray-selected broad-line Active Galactic Nucleus (AGNs) are compared with two independent state-of-the-art efforts, including the hydrodynamic simulation MassiveBlackII (MBII) and a semi-analytic model (SAM). After applying an observational selection function to the simulations, we find that… CONTINUE READING