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DATE: 2007-05-09-15:00;
PLACE: Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera sede di Merate (via E. Bianchi 46, Merate - Lecco), sala POE;
SPEAKER: Prof. Pranab Ghosh;
AFFILIATION: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India;
TITLE: X-ray Diagnostics of Cosmic Star Formation History and Supermassive Black Hole Growth;
NOTES: p.m seminar;
LANGUAGE: English;
ABSTRACT: We explore the X-ray diagnostics of cosmic star formation history and of the growth of supermassive black holes that have come out of recent deep-field X-ray studies. We summarize the status of our understanding of the X-ray evolution of galaxies. We discuss lessons learnt from number-count plots, as also the criteria for distinguishing between normal/straburst galaxies and AGNs in deep X-ray surveys. Finally, we discuss recent results on the accretion history in the AGN phases during which supermassive black holes grew, in particular the intriguing "anti-hierarchical" growth of black holes.