How did the first supermassive black holes form? [GA]

We briefly review the historical development of the ideas regarding the first supermassive black hole seeds, the physics of their formation and radiative feedback, recent theoretical and observational progress, and our outlook for the future.

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A. Smith, V. Bromm and A. Loeb
Fri, 10 Mar 17

Comments: Invited review, Astronomy & Geophysics, 6 pages, 6 figures, submitted