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Paper: The Formation of Stellar Cusps in Galactic Nuclei
Volume: 439, The Galactic Center: a Window to the Nuclear Environment of Disk Galaxies
Page: 189
Authors: Murphy, B. W.
Abstract: The dynamics of galactic nuclei can be affected by several mechanisms. Among these are stellar evolution, stellar collisions, mass segregation, and tidal disruptions of stars due to the central black hole. In this presentation I will address how each of these affects the stellar cusp and the resulting observational signatures. Using a set of dynamically evolving Fokker-Planck simulations I present the dynamical evolution a nuclear stellar cluster and the growth of the central massive black hole within the Galactic Nucleus. In addition to the Galactic Center I explore a wide variety of galactic nuclei and their resulting stellar cusps.
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