Massive and supermassive black holes in the contemporary and early Universe and problems in cosmology and astrophysics

A. D. Dolgov

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Abstract

We discuss recent astronomical data showing that the role of massive primordial black holes in the Universe is much more significant than previously thought, both for the present Universe and for redshifts of the order of 10. We consider the model proposed in 1993 accounting for the primordial creation of heavy and superheavy black holes with a log-normal mass spectrum, which naturally explains some facts about the Universe that are unaccounted for in standard cosmology and astrophysics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalPhysics-Uspekhi
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Black holes
  • Formation of galaxies
  • Globular clusters
  • Gravitational waves
  • Massive and supermassive black holes
  • The universe at redshifts of about 10
  • QUASAR
  • massive and supermassive black holes
  • the Universe at redshifts of about 10
  • globular clusters
  • formation of galaxies
  • DISCOVERY
  • LUMINOUS GALAXIES
  • ORIGIN
  • STAR
  • GRAVITATIONAL-WAVES
  • STELLAR-MASS
  • DARK-MATTER
  • gravitational waves
  • REDSHIFT
  • black holes
  • GLOBULAR-CLUSTERS

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