What drives the growth of black holes

In the local universe, the mass of black holes (BHs) is tightly correlated with properties of their host galaxies, indicating that BH growth is related to the hosts. Huge observational efforts have been devoted to studying the dependence of BH accretion on host galaxies over cosmic history. I will review our current understanding of BH growth vs. host-galaxy stellar mass, star formation rate, environment, and morphology at different redshifts, and their implications for the local BH-galaxy relations. I will also talk about BH growth in dwarf galaxies, which could reveal BH formation mechanisms in the early universe.

Guang Yang (Penn State University)
KIAA 1st meeting room
Thu, 2018-05-10 12:00 to 13:00