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dc.contributor.authorKnapen, J.
dc.identifier.citationKnapen , J 2005 , ' Gravitationally induced inflow in Starbursts and Agn ' , Astrophysics and Space Science , vol. 295 , no. 1-2 , pp. 85-94 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 157226
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 98712793-812a-45e9-9648-39c9ae85c307
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3697
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 17644408345
dc.description“The original publication is available at”. Copyright Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s10509-005-3664-3 [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractThere is considerable evidence that the circumnuclear regions of galaxies are intimately related to their host galaxies, most directly through their bars. There is also convincing evidence for relations between the properties of supermassive black holes in the nuclei of galaxies and those of their host galaxies. It is much less clear, however, how stellar (starburst) and non-stellar (AGN) activity in the nuclear regions can be initiated and fuelled. Here, we review the evidence for gas transport from the disk to the nuclear and circumnuclear regions of galaxies, as well as the statistical relationships between the occurrence of nuclear activity and mechanisms which can cause central gas concentration. In particular, I explore the roles played by bars and interactions, and conclude that in specific, mostly extreme, cases bars and interactions are indeed observed to be connected to nuclear activity. The overall lack of observational evidence for direct causal relationships between the presence of bars and interactions on the one hand, and starburst or Seyfert activity on the other could, however, easily be due to the possibility that we are not yet considering the correct spatial- or time-scales.en
dc.relation.ispartofAstrophysics and Space Science
dc.titleGravitationally induced inflow in Starbursts and Agnen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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