The Evolution in the Faint-End Slope of the Quasar Luminosity Function
Hopkins, Philip F.
Cox, Thomas J.
Di Matteo, Tiziana
arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena | Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
(Abridged) Based on numerical simulations of galaxy mergers that incorporate black hole (BH) growth, we predict the faint end slope of the quasar luminosity function (QLF) and its evolution with redshift. Our simulations have yielded a new model for quasar lifetimes whe...