Formation and evolution of galactic nuclei, black holes
Author: Spurzem, R.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 284, Number 2, 2003 , pp. 551-559(9)
The formation and evolution of galactic nuclei is discussed, mainly from the viewpoint of the dense gaseous and stellar system in the central portions of young galactic nuclei. A review is given on models of galactic nuclei containing one or more black holes and how the standard historic Rees-Spitzer-Stone scenario of isolated nuclei formation has been changed by the cosmological structure formation scenario. The dynamical interaction of two or more black holes with their stellar environment and their merging possibilities is presented.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstr. 12–14, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Publication date: 2003