Tracing the growth of massive black holes
Marta Volonteri (Institut d’astrophysique de Paris)

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Salle E244 - 24, rue Lhomond - 13h30

Jeudi 15 novembre

Massive black holes, weighing millions to billions of solar masses, inhabit the centers
of today’s galaxies. The progenitors of these black holes powered luminous
quasars within the first billion years of the Universe. The first massive black holes
must therefore have formed around the time the first stars and galaxies formed and
then evolved along with their hosts for the past thirteen billion years. I will discuss
some aspects of the cosmic evolution of massive black holes, from their formation
to their growth and the interplay between black holes and galaxies

Salle E244 - 24, rue Lhomond - 13h30