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Multiphase, non-spherical gas accretion onto a black hole

Monday, December 26th, 2011

arXiv:1112.5483

by Barai, Paramita and Proga, Daniel and Nagamine, Kentaro
23 pages, 11 figures, submitted. Uploaded version contains low-resolution color figures. Version with high-resolution figures can be found at: http://www.physics.unlv.edu/~barai/AllPages/Images-Movies/BHaccr_MultiPhase.pdf

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Testing Other MONDian Theories Using LISA Pathfinder

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

arXiv:1112.5443

by Mozaffari, Ali
9 Pages, 5 Figures

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Erratic Jet Wobbling in the BL Lacertae Object OJ287 Revealed by Sixteen Years of 7mm VLBA Observations

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

arXiv:1112.4747

by Agudo, Ivan and Marscher, Alan P. and Jorstad, Svetlana G. and Gomez, Jose L. and Perucho, Manel and Piner, B. Glenn and Rioja, Maria and Dodson, Richard
Accepted for Publication in The Astrophysical Journal. 11 pages, 6 figures, 4 tables. High resolution images on figure 1 and complete tables 1 and 2 may be provided on request

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Late Inspiral and Merger of Binary Black Holes in Scalar-Tensor Theories of Gravity

Monday, December 19th, 2011

arXiv:1112.3928

by Healy, James and Bode, Tanja and Haas, Roland and Pazos, Enrique and Laguna, Pablo and Shoemaker, Deirdre M. and Yunes, Nicolás
4 pages, 5 figures, 1 table

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M94 As A Unique Testbed for Black Hole Mass Estimates and AGN Activity At Low Luminosities

Monday, December 19th, 2011

arXiv:1112.3668

by Constantin, Anca and Seth, Anil
11 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication in Advances in Astronomy

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Feeding compact bulges and supermassive black holes with low angular-momentum cosmic gas at high redshift

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

arXiv:1112.2479

by Dubois, Yohan and Pichon, Christophe and Haehnelt, Martin and Kimm, Taysun and Slyz, Adrianne and Devriendt, Julien and Pogosyan, Dmitry
16 pages, 12 figures, submitted to MNRAS

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Do Nuclear Star Clusters and Black Holes Follow the Same Host-Galaxy Correlations?

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

arXiv:1112.2740

by Erwin, Peter and Gadotti, Dimitri
pdflatex, 10 pages, 4 figures. Invited paper for Advances in Astronomy special issue: “Seeking for the Leading Actor on the Cosmic Stage: Galaxies versus Supermassive Black Holes”

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The Growth of the Stellar Seeds of Supermassive Black Holes

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

arXiv:1112.2726

by Johnson, Jarrett L. and Whalen, Daniel J. and Fryer, Christopher L. and Li, Hui
14 pages, 4 figures; submitted to ApJ

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What Drives the Growth of Black Holes?

Monday, December 12th, 2011

arXiv:1112.1949

by Alexander, David M. and Hickox, Ryan C.
42 pages, 8 figures; Extensive review to appear in New Astronomy Reviews

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Mass Functions of Supermassive Black Holes Across Cosmic Time

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

arXiv:1112.1430

by Kelly, Brandon C. and Merloni, Andrea
40 pages, 7 figures, review paper accepted for the Advances in Astronomy Special Issue “Seeking for the Leading Actor on the Cosmic Stage: Galaxies versus Supermassive Black Holes”

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The Cluster of Blue Stars Surrounding the M31 Nuclear Black Hole

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

arXiv:1112.1419

by Lauer, Tod R. and Bender, Ralf and Kormendy, John and Rosenfield, Philip and Green, Richard F.
29 pages, 11 figures (3 color); Astrophysical Journal accepted

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Recoiling Supermassive Black Holes in Spin-flip Radio Galaxies

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

arXiv:1112.1081

by Liu, F. K. and Wang, Dong and Chen, Xian
47 pages, 9 figures, 1 table; accepted for publication in ApJ

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The Limited Role of Mergers in the Black Hole to Bulge Mass Relation

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

arXiv:1112.0782

by Lahav, Carmit Gordon and Meiron, Yohai and Soker, Noam
10 pages, 3 figures, 2 tables

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The Cosmic History of Black Hole Growth from Deep Multiwavelength Surveys

Monday, December 5th, 2011

arXiv:1112.0320

by Treister, Ezequiel and Urry, C. Megan
33 pages, 20 figures, review paper accepted for the Advances in Astronomy Special Issue “Seeking for the Leading Actor on the Cosmic Stage: Galaxies versus Supermassive Black Holes”

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The stochastic background from cosmic (super)strings: popcorn and (Gaussian) continuous regimes

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

arXiv:1111.6638

by Regimbau, Tania and Giampanis, Stefanos and Siemens, Xavier and Mandic, Vuk
21 pages, 11 figures, submitted to PRD

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Evidence for Three Accreting Black Holes in a Galaxy at z~1.35: A Snapshot of Recently Formed Black Hole Seeds?

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

arXiv:1111.6973

by Schawinski, Kevin and Urry, Meg and Treister, Ezequiel and Simmons, Brooke and Natarajan, Priyamvada and Glikman, Eilat
Accepted for publication in ApJ Letters. 6 pages, 4 figures, 1 table

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The First Galaxies: Assembly with Black Hole Feedback

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

arXiv:1111.6305

by Jeon, Myoungwon and Pawlik, Andreas H. and Greif, Thomas H. and Glover, Simon C. O. and Bromm, Volker and Milosavljevic, Milos and Klessen, Ralf S.
17 pages, 14 figures

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The complete non-spinning effective-one-body metric at linear order in the mass ratio

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

arXiv:1111.5610

by Barausse, Enrico and Buonanno, Alessandra and Tiec, Alexandre Le
11 pages, 2 figures

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Photon Trapping Enables Super-Eddington Growth of Black-Hole Seeds in Galaxies at High Redshift

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

arXiv:1111.5424

by Wyithe, Stuart and Loeb, Abraham
10 pages, 4 figures. Submitted to MNRAS

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Accretion-Driven Evolution of Black Holes: Eddington Ratios, Duty Cycles, and Active Galaxy Fractions

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

arXiv:1111.3574

by Shankar, Francesco and Weinberg, David H. and Miralda-Escude’, Jordi
27 pages, 16 Figures. Submitted to MNRAS

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Constraining Dynamical Dark Energy Models through the Abundance of High-Redshift Supermassive Black Holes

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

arXiv:1111.3800

by Lamastra, Alessandra and Menci, Nicola and Fiore, Fabrizio and Di Porto, Cinzia and Amendola, Luca
19 pages, 6 figures, accepted to MNRAS

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Kiloparsec-scale Spatial Offsets in Double-peaked Narrow-line AGNs. I. Markers for Selection of Compelling Dual AGN Candidates

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

arXiv:1111.2862

by Comerford, Julia M. and Gerke, Brian F. and Stern, Daniel and Cooper, Michael C. and Weiner, Benjamin J. and Newman, Jeffrey A. and Harrison, Fiona and Madsen, Kristin and Barrows, R. Scott
11 pages, 8 figures, submitted to ApJ

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Accurate Black Hole Mass Measurements for Thermal AGNs and the Origin of the Correlations Between Black Hole Mass and Bulge Properties

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

arXiv:1111.2067

by Gaskell, C. Martin
SF2A-2011: Proceedings of the 2011 annual meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. G. Alecian, K. Belkacem, S. Collin, R. Samadi and D. Valls-Gabaud (eds), p. 573. 6 pages, 4 figures

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No evidence of obscured, accreting black holes in most z=6 star-forming galaxies

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.4118

by Willott, Chris J.
4 pages, 2 figures, ApJ Letters, in press

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Accretion onto Black Holes from Large Scales Regulated by Radiative Feedback. II. Growth Rate and Duty Cycle

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.4634

by Park, KwangHo and Ricotti, Massimo
27 pages, 10 figures, submitted to ApJ, for associated mpeg files, see http://www.astro.umd.edu/~kpark/research.html

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Massive black hole binaries: dynamical evolution and observational signatures

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1111.0664

by Dotti, M. and Sesana, A. and Decarli, R.
4 Figures. Accepted for publication in Advances in Astronomy

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A Young Massive Stellar Population Around the Intermediate Mass Black Hole ESO 243-49 HLX-1

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.6510

by Farrell, S. and Servillat, M. and Pforr, J. and Maccarone, T. and Knigge, C. and Godet, O. and Maraston, C. and Webb, N. and Barret, D. and Gosling, A. and Belmont, R. and Wiersema, K.
10 pages, 2 figures, submitted to ApJL

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A conservation-based method for simulating the inspiral of binary black holes

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.6491

by Meiron, Yohai and Laor, Ari
12 pages, 9 figures

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A practical guide to the massive black hole cosmic history

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.6445

by Sesana, A.
21 pages, 4 figures, accepted for publication in Advances in Astronomy

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Post-Newtonian, Quasi-Circular Binary Inspirals in Quadratic Modified Gravity

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

arXiv:1110.5950

by Yagi, Kent and Stein, Leo C. and Yunes, Nicolas and Tanaka, Takahiro
26 pages, 3 figures, 2 tables; submitted to PRD

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