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Session 111 - Massive Black Holes and Dynamics of Galaxy Cores.
Oral session, Thursday, January 16
We present simulations of the evolution of dense star clusters integrated using a two-dimensional Fokker-Planck approach. Effects of initial rotation, ellipticity, and stellar mergers are included. When an instability criterion is satisfied (T_rot/|W| > \alpha, where \alpha is the stability parameter), a non-axisymmetric component of the potential is applied to model the formation of a stellar bar. Results are interpreted with a view to describing the formation of a massive (\sim10^3 M_ødot) object near the cluster center which could evolve into the seed black hole of an AGN or quasar.
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