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Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies

by M. Colpi(ed.) ; V. Gorini(ed.) ; F. Haardt(ed.) ; U. Moschella(ed.)
Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies by M. Colpi
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OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE FOR SUPERMASSIVE BLACK HOLES
Introduction
Some Useful Formalism
General Considerations
Resolved Stellar Dynamics
Gas as a Tracer of the Gravitational Potential
Tackling the Unresolvable: Reverberation Mapping
Scaling Relations for SMBHs
Black Hole Demographics
The Future

JOINT EVOLUTION OF BLACK HOLES AND GALAXIES: OBSERVATIONAL ISSUES
Galaxy Activity: Generalities
Local Evidence on the Interplay Between the Stellar and Gravitational Origin of AGN Activity
The Cosmic History of Galaxy Activity
Constraints on the Cosmic Energy Budget
Current Observational Programs and Future Perspectives
Current Issues on Local Active Galaxies
Faint Active Galaxies at High Redshifts: Overview
Radiative and Baryonic Remnants of Past Activity

GALAXY FORMATION IN THE HIERARCHICAL UNIVERSE
Formation and Evolution of Structure
The Formation of Dark Matter Halos
Spatial Clustering and Bias
Dark Matter Halos: Internal Properties and Correlations
Galaxy Formation Within the CDM Paradigm
Concluding Thoughts

FEEDBACK IN COSMIC STRUCTURES
Introduction
Basics
Issues Arising
Preheating by SNe
Feedback from AGNs
Enhanced Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effects
Discussion and Conclusions

THE FORMATION OF PRIMORDIAL LUMINOUS OBJECTS
Introduction
Physical Cosmology
Primordial Gas Properties
Numerical Cosmological Hydrodynamics
Protostar Formation and Accretion
Discussion

THE EVOLUTION OF BARYONS ALONG COSMIC HISTORY
Cosmogonic Preliminaries
The Dark Ages of the Universe
The Emergence of Cosmic Structures
The Epoch of Reionization
Preheating and Galaxy Formation
The Intergalactic Medium After Reionization
Conclusions

FEEDBACK PROCESSES AT COSMIC DAWN
Shock Waves
Photoionization
Thermal Instability
The Need for Feedback in Cosmology
The Gentle Feedback
Feedback in the Early Universe

THE ECOLOGY OF BLACK HOLES IN STAR CLUSTERS
Introduction
Theory of Star Cluster Evolution
Black Holes in Star Clusters
Discussion and Further Speculations
Concluding Remarks

Index
CRC Press; January 2006
482 pages; ISBN 9781420012095
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Title: Joint Evolution of Black Holes and Galaxies
Author: M. Colpi; V. Gorini; F. Haardt; U. Moschella
 
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