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Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context

Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 21-25 June 2004

  • Editors
  • Andrea Merloni
  • Sergei Nayakshin
  • Rashid A. Sunyaev
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. N. Menci, A. Cavaliere, E. Giallongo, A. Fontana
    Pages 50-55
  3. L. Danese, F. Shankar, G.L. Granato, L. Silva, A. Bressan, G. De Zotti et al.
    Pages 60-65
  4. V. Gaibler, M. Camenzind, M. Krause
    Pages 66-67
  5. L. Ciotti, J.P. Ostriker, S. Yu. Sazonov
    Pages 68-69
  6. W.N. Brandt, C. Vignali, B.D. Lehmer, L.A. Lopez, D.P. Schneider, I.V. Strateva
    Pages 90-101
  7. C.J. Willott, D. Crampton, J.B. Hutchings, M. Sawicki, L. Simard, M.J. Jarvis et al.
    Pages 102-107
  8. D.M. Alexander
    Pages 114-119
  9. A.M. Koekemoer, D.M. Alexander, F.E. Bauer, J. Bergeron, W. N. Brandt, S. Cristiani et al.
    Pages 120-125
  10. M. Brusa, A. Comastri, E. Daddi, L. Pozzetti, G. Zamorani, C. Vignali et al.
    Pages 126-127
  11. F.J. Carrera, M.J. Page, J.A. Stevens, J.P.D. Mittaz
    Pages 128-129
  12. R. Falomo, J. Kotilainen, R. Scarpa, A. Treves
    Pages 130-131
  13. E. Ferrero, W. Brinkmann
    Pages 132-133

About these proceedings


Supermassive black holes are now believed to play an important role in the evolution of the Universe. Every respectable galaxy hosts in its center a black hole that appears to regulate the growth of the galaxy itself. In this book, leading experts in the field review the most recent theoretical and observational results on the following topics:

* formation and growth of the first black holes in the Universe and their role in the formation and evolution of galaxies

* the physics of black-hole accretion and the production of relativistic jets

* binary black-hole mergers and gravitational radiation.

Theoretical work is supplemented by the most recent exciting results from space and ground based observatories.

This volume is useful research and reference tool for the entire astrophysical community.


Accretion Active Galactic Nuclei Galaxy Gravitational Waves Jets Relativistic jet Structure Formation Supermassive Black Holes Universe

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Growing Black Holes: Accretion in a Cosmological Context
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference Held at Garching, Germany, 21-25 June 2004
  • Editors Andrea Merloni
    Sergei V. Nayakshin
    Rashid A. Sunyaev
  • Series Title ESO Astrophysics Symposia
  • Series Abbreviated Title ESO
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-25275-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06447-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-31639-8
  • Series ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-6143
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 506
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
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