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Supermassive black holes in disk-dominated galaxies outgrow their bulges and co-evolve with their host galaxies

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The deep connection between galaxies and their supermassive black holes is central to modern astrophysics and cosmology. The observed correlation between galaxy and black hole mass is usually attributed to the contribution of major mergers to both. We make use of a sample of galaxies whose disk-dominated morphologies indicate a major-merger-free history and show that such systems are capable of growing supermassive black holes at rates similar to quasars. Comparing black hole masses to conser...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/mnras/stx1340

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Number PF5-160143
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press (OUP) Publisher's website
Journal:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal website
Volume:
470
Issue:
2
Pages:
1559-1569
Publication date:
2017-05-31
Acceptance date:
2017-05-26
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
Pubs id:
pubs:698444
URN:
uri:c4756842-0cbf-461a-b922-0ba910916202
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uuid:c4756842-0cbf-461a-b922-0ba910916202
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pubs:698444

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