A new formation mechanism of nuclear starbursts

Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Keiichi Wada, Takashi Murayama

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We present a unified formation mechanism of nuclear starbursts based on an idea that all nuclear starbursts are triggered by binary supermassive black holes made in the final phase of galaxy mergers. Minor mergers cause both nuclear starbursts and hot-spot nuclei while major mergers cause ultraluminous infrared galaxies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Event1st Guillermo Haro Conference on Astrophysics: Starburst Activity in Galaxies - Puebla, PUE, Mexico
Duration: 1996 Apr 291996 May 3


  • Galaxies: active
  • Galaxies: starburst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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