Monthly Archives: July 2016

The dark nemesis of galaxy formation: why hot haloes trigger black hole growth and bring star formation to an end

I’ve just submitted a new paper to MNRAS, the professional journal of astronomy… its all about black holes and how they bring star formation in galaxies to an end, creating two distinct galaxy types and making the Universe look the way it is. Far from being exotic predictions of Einsteins General Relativity, it seems that black holes play a fundamental role in shaping the observable universe.

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Here’s the paper’s abstract, click to get a link to the paper… Continue reading The dark nemesis of galaxy formation: why hot haloes trigger black hole growth and bring star formation to an end