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Black-holes growing through mergers: Unraveling the mysteries of supermassive black holes through high-performance simulations


Abstract Supermassive black holes (SMBH) have been observed in a large number of galaxies, but their origin and formation is still unkown. In the standard theory of galaxy formation, galaxies grow by successive mergers of smaller galaxies. If every galaxy had a black hole, then one could imagine that, after...