The Cosmic Habitat of Black Holes

Sadegh Khochfar, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh

In my talk I will highlight recent progress from theoretical models and numerical simulations on (1) the formation of seed black holes in the context of galaxy formation (2) the growth of black holes via mergers and gaseous accretion within the cold dark matter paradigm of structure formation (3) the impact of feedback from the black hole on the hosting galaxy and its ability to self-regulate its growth.