The Ghost in the Machine

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I summarise evidence and new calculations confirming that the Big Blue Bump is thermal, and that variations are caused by heating. There is however a serious energy budget problem, and various other correlations and non-correlations are inconsistent with this picture. I suggest ways in which some radical thinking aboiut how energy emerges from a black hole may solve this dilemma.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive Galactic Nuclei: from Central Engine to Host Galaxy, meeting held in Meudon, France, July 23-27, 2002
Pages65
Volume290
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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