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ToSeek
2005-Feb-10, 05:42 PM
Simulations show how growing black holes regulate galaxy formation (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=16130)


Using a new computer model of galaxy formation, researchers have shown that growing black holes release a blast of energy that fundamentally regulates galaxy evolution and black hole growth itself. The model explains for the first time observed phenomena and promises to deliver deeper insights into our understanding of galaxy formation and the role of black holes throughout cosmic history, according to its creators.

Spaceman Spiff
2005-Feb-11, 03:35 PM
Simulations show how growing black holes regulate galaxy formation (http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=16130)


Using a new computer model of galaxy formation, researchers have shown that growing black holes release a blast of energy that fundamentally regulates galaxy evolution and black hole growth itself. The model explains for the first time observed phenomena and promises to deliver deeper insights into our understanding of galaxy formation and the role of black holes throughout cosmic history, according to its creators.

Wow! =D> =D> =D> =D>
The science paper just appeared in the astro-ph preprint archive (http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0502199). This is a link (http://web.phys.cmu.edu/~tiziana/NatureSI/) to the authors' supplementary website that has a really cool movie, as well as a nifty figure showing a time-lapse series of the simulated galaxy merger and its interaction with the supermassive black hole.

The nature of quasars is my field of research, and this is really impressive.

Spacewriter
2005-Feb-11, 06:16 PM
I think this is very cool and very interesting. There have been suggestions of this in the literature for some time now; all that's needed is to tie the links together.