Quasars, the visible phenomena associated with the active accretion phase of super- massive black holes found in the centers of galaxies, represent one of the most energetic processes in the Universe. As matter falls into the central black hole, it is accelerated and collisionally heated, and the radiation emitted can outshine the combined light of all the stars in the host galaxy.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2014Note typethesis
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- Field of study: Astrophysics