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Paper: Starburst-AGN Connections from High Redshift to the Present Day
Volume: 289, The Proceedings of the IAU 8th Asian-Pacific Regional Meeting, Volume I
Page: 353
Authors: Taniguchi, Y.
Abstract: We give a review of possible starburst-AGN (active galactic nuclei) connections from high redshift to the present day. First, we give an historical review on some basic ideas related to the starburst-AGN connection published in the literature. Secondly, we focus our attention on the so-called Magorrian relation, which is the close relationship between the nuclear black hole mass and the bulge mass, established in nearby galaxies. If the Magorrian relation is universal, we obtain an important implication that any supermassive black holes were made through successive merging processes of starburst remnants (i.e., neutron stars and stellar-sized black holes), providing a channel for the starburst-AGN connection. Thirdly, we briefly discuss a possible new scenario for the formation of quasar nuclei at very high redshift, based on an idea that successive mergers of starburst remnants formed in sub-galactic gaseous clouds.
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