Tracing black hole and galaxy co-evolution in the Romulus simulations

  title={Tracing black hole and galaxy co-evolution in the Romulus simulations},
  author={Angelo Ricarte and Michael Tremmel and Priyamvada Natarajan and Thomas R. Quinn},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We study the link between supermassive black hole growth and the stellar mass assembly of their host galaxies in the state-of-the-art Romulus suite of simulations. The cosmological simulations Romulus25 and RomulusC employ innovative recipes for the seeding, accretion, and dynamics of black holes in the field and cluster environments, respectively. We find that the black hole accretion rate traces the star formation rate among star-forming galaxies. This result holds for stellar masses… 
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