9. Formation, Evolution and the Ultimate Fate of AGN

  1. Dr. Volker Beckmann1,2 and
  2. Dr. Chris Shrader3

Published Online: 28 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch9

Active Galactic Nuclei

Active Galactic Nuclei

How to Cite

Beckmann, V. and Shrader, C. (2012) Formation, Evolution and the Ultimate Fate of AGN, in Active Galactic Nuclei, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527666829.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Universite Paris 7, 10 rue Alice Domon et Leonie, 75205 Paris, France

  2. 2

    APC Laboratory, CNRS/IN2P3 Université Paris Diderot, 10 rue Alice Domon et Léonie Duquet, 75013 Paris, France

  3. 3

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Universities Space Research Association, Mail Code 661, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527410910

Online ISBN: 9783527666829

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Keywords:

  • AGN origin;
  • AGN evolution;
  • cosmic X-ray background;
  • luminosity function

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The First AGN: How Did They Form?

  • Tools to Study AGN Evolution

  • Luminosity Functions of AGN

  • AGN and the Cosmic X-ray Background

  • The Late Stages of an AGN's Life and Reignition SMBH