By Vincenzo Antonuccio-Delogu (editor), Joseph Silk (editor)
In past times decade, convincing proof has been accrued about the influence of energetic galactic nuclei (AGN) job at the inner and exterior setting in their host galaxies. that includes contributions from well-respected researchers within the box, and bringing jointly paintings through experts in either galaxy formation and AGN, this quantity addresses a couple of key questions on AGN suggestions within the context of galaxy formation. the subjects coated comprise downsizing and star-formation time scales in titanic elliptical galaxies, the relationship among the epochs of supermassive black gap development and galaxy formation and the query of even if AGN and megastar formation coexist. Authors additionally speak about key hard computational difficulties, together with jet-interstellar/intergalactic medium interactions, and either jet- and merging-induced superstar formation. compatible for researchers and graduate scholars in astrophysics, this quantity displays the attractive and full of life discussions occurring during this rising box of study.
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