The galactic center — a laboratory for AGN

  • W. J. Duschl
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 487)


We discuss the center of the Milky Way as a prototype of galactic centers, and argue that there are no important generic differences between the centers of normal and active galaxies. While the Galactic Center currently does not harbor an active nucleus, there are strong indications of an upcoming phase of much higher activity. The observed physical status seems to imply that currently accretion is occuring in an advection-dominated mode.


Black Hole Accretion Disk Accretion Rate Proper Motion Galactic Disk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Duschl
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische AstrophysikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für RadioastronomieBonnGermany

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