Supermassive Black Holes and Galaxy Formation
Author: Silk, J.
Source: Space Science Reviews, Volume 100, Numbers 1-4, January 2002 , pp. 41-47(7)
Abstract:The formation of supermassive black holes (SMBH) is intimately related to galaxy formation, although precisely how remains a mystery. I speculate that formation of, and feedback from, SMBH may alleviate problems that have arisen in our understanding of the cores of dark halos of galaxies.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of Physics, Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH, U.K.
Publication date: January 2002