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Abstract: Tidal disruption events provide a unique probe of quiescent black holes inthe nuclei of distant galaxies. The next generation of synoptic surveys willyield a large sample of flares from the tidal disruption of stars by massiveblack holes that will give insights to four key science questions: 1 What isthe assembly history of massive black holes in the universe? 2 Is there apopulation of intermediate mass black holes that are the primordial seeds ofsupermassive black holes? 3 How can we increase our understanding of thephysics of accretion onto black holes? 4 Can we localize sources ofgravitational waves from the detection of tidal disruption events aroundmassive black holes and recoiling binary black hole mergers?



Author: Suvi Gezari, Linda Strubbe, Joshua S. Bloom, J. E. Grindlay, Alicia Soderberg, Martin Elvis, Paolo Coppi, Andrew Lawrence, Zeljko

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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