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ExSMBHs

The Missing Pieces of the SMBH Accretion Puzzle: Revealing Extreme Accretion Modes
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 950533 Call for proposal: ERC-2020-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,684,750 EURFunder Contribution: 1,684,750 EUR
  • Status: Not started
  • Start Date
    01 Oct 2021
    End Date
    30 Sep 2026
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Description
How do supermassive black holes (SMBHs) turn their accretion “on” and “off”? How fast can they grow? How is this related to their circumnuclear environments? What are the consequences for the emergence of the first SMBHs and their co-evolution with galaxies? The key to answering these and other questions is found in understanding SMBH accretion, in all possible modes and cosmic epochs. Recent progress in both theory and observations strongly support “extreme” modes of SMBH accretion, namely abrupt changes seen on timescales of weeks and the possibility of (also long-lived) super-Eddington accretion. Both of these sorts of extreme accretion are not yet well under...
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Description
How do supermassive black holes (SMBHs) turn their accretion “on” and “off”? How fast can they grow? How is this related to their circumnuclear environments? What are the consequences for the emergence of the first SMBHs and their co-evolution with galaxies? The key to answering these and other questions is found in understanding SMBH accretion, in all possible modes and cosmic epochs. Recent progress in both theory and observations strongly support “extreme” modes of SMBH accretion, namely abrupt changes seen on timescales of weeks and the possibility of (also long-lived) super-Eddington accretion. Both of these sorts of extreme accretion are not yet well under...
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