Volume 306 - XII Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources Workshop (MULTIF2017) - Astrophysics of High Energy Cosmic Sources
Intermediate Mass Black Holes: A Review
F. Koliopanos
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Pre-published on: March 30, 2018
Published on: May 30, 2018
Abstract
Intermediate mass black holes (IMBHs) are an (as yet) elusive class of black holes that are expected to lie in the 10^2-10^5 Msol range, between the firmly established stellar-mass black holes and >10^6 Msol supermassive black holes. Predicted by a variety of theoretical models, IMBHs are the potential seeds of supermassive black holes and are expected to power some of the brightest extra-nuclear X-ray sources. This brief review is the result of a presentation and subsequent discussion of IMBHs that took place during the 12th International Frascati workshop on Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources''. The manuscript aims to provide a concise and up-to-date review of the different evolutionary scenarios for the creation of IMBHs. Throughout the text I emphasize the importance of the identification and classification of IMBHSs in our effort to understand the formation of supermassive black holes and their co-evolution with their host galaxies.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.306.0051
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