What Is the Highest Plausible Redshift of Luminous Quasars

@article{Haiman2001WhatIT,
  title={What Is the Highest Plausible Redshift of Luminous Quasars},
  author={Z. Haiman and A. Loeb},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={552},
  pages={459-463}
}
  • Z. Haiman, A. Loeb
  • Published 2001
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The recent discoveries of luminous quasars at high redshifts imply that black holes more massive than a few billion solar masses were already assembled when the universe was less than a billion years old. We show that the existence of these black holes is not surprising in popular hierarchical models of structure formation. For example, the black hole needed to power the quasar SDSS 1044-0125 at z = 5.8 could arise naturally from the growth of stellar-mass seeds forming at z > 10, when typical… CONTINUE READING

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