The evolution of massive black holes and their spins in their galactic hosts

@article{Barausse2012TheEO,
  title={The evolution of massive black holes and their spins in their galactic hosts},
  author={Enrico Barausse},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={423},
  pages={2533-2557}
}
  • E. Barausse
  • Published 27 January 2012
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Future space-based gravitational-wave detectors, such as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA/SGO) or a similar European mission (eLISA/NGO), will measure the masses and spins of massive black holes up to very high redshift, and in principle discriminate among different models for their evolution. Because the masses and spins change as a result of both accretion from the interstellar medium and the black hole mergers that are expected to naturally occur in the hierarchical formation of… 

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