What drives the growth of black holes

@article{Alexander2012WhatDT,
  title={What drives the growth of black holes},
  author={D. Alexander and R. Hickox},
  journal={New Astronomy Reviews},
  year={2012},
  volume={56},
  pages={93-121}
}
Massive black holes (BHs) are at once exotic and yet ubiquitous, residing in the centers of massive galaxies in the local Universe. Recent years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of how these BHs form and grow over cosmic time, during which they are revealed as active galactic nuclei (AGN). However, despite decades of research, we still lack a coherent picture of the physical drivers of BH growth, the connection between the growth of BHs and their host galaxies, the role of… Expand

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