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Astro at Trieste:


Here I'm listing some of the articles that I have enjoyed the most. It may be because they clarified some doubt I had, because they opened new horizons to me, or simply because they are enjoyable by the way they are written. Most of them are written in a very clear and clean way, so I could enjoy them without too many complications.

  • On continued gravitational contraction (Oppenheimer & Snyder, 1939)
  • On spherically symmetrical accretion (Bondi, 1952)
  • Black holes in binary systems. Observational appearance (Shakura & Sunyaev, 1973)
  • The evolution of viscous discs and the origin of the nebular variables (Lynden-Bell & Pringle, 1974)
  • Accretion discs in astrophysics (Pringle, 1981)
  • Masses of quasars (Soltan, 1982)
  • Bars within bars - A mechanism for fuelling active galactic nuclei (Shlosman et al., 1989)
  • Astrophysical evidence for the existence of black holes (Celotti et al., 1999)
  • Self-gravity and quasi-stellar object discs (Goodman, 2003)
  • Supermassive Black Holes in Galactic Nuclei: Past, Present and Future Research (Ferrarese & Ford, 2005)
  • The Fueling and Evolution of AGN: Internal and External Triggers (Jogee, 2006)
  • Growing supermassive black holes by chaotic accretion (King & Pringle, 2006)
  • Massive Binary Black Holes in the Cosmic Landscape (Colpi & Dotti, 2009)
  • Astrophysical smooth particle hydrodynamics (Rosswog, 2009)
  • How do massive black holes get their gas? (Hopkins & Quataert, 2010)
  • Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics (Price, 2012)
  • The list is still incomplete, in particular I'd like to add some papers about planet formation, cosmology, binary black holes and theoretical black holes, but now I have some serious work to do...