Observational Constraints on the Influence of Active by Christopher Mark Harrison

By Christopher Mark Harrison

This prize-winning Ph.D. thesis through Chris Harrison adopts a multi-faceted method of handle the shortcoming of decisive observational proof, employing huge observational info units from a number of world-leading telescopes. constructing numerous novel observational strategies, Harrison validated that vigorous winds pushed by way of lively Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are present in a good number of galaxies, with homes in contract with version predictions. one of many key unsolved difficulties in astrophysics is knowing the impression of AGN, the websites of transforming into supermassive black holes, at the evolution of galaxies. top theoretical versions expect that AGN force full of life winds into galaxies, regulating the formation of stars. even though, in the past, we have now lacked the decisive observational proof to substantiate or refute those key predictions. cautious choice of ambitions allowed Harrison, to reliably position those distinct observations into the context of the general galaxy inhabitants. besides the fact that, in war of words with the version predictions, Harrison confirmed that AGN have little international impact on famous person formation in galaxies. Theoretical types at the moment are left with the problem of explaining those effects.

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In these models low-accretion rate AGN, located in the quasi-hydrostatic halos of massive galaxies, efficiently suppress the cooling of hot gas through the so-called “maintenance mode” (also known as the “radio mode” or “hot halo mode”; Fig. 8). During this mode of feedback, the rate at which hot gas in the galaxy halos is able to cool and collapse onto the host galaxy (where it would ultimately trigger star formation and AGN activity), is maintained at a low level. , Quilis et al. 2001; Churazov et al.

Those primarily identified at optical, X-ray and infrared wavelengths; see Sect. 3) are preferentially located in galaxies with ongoing star formation (Kauffmann et al. 2003; Alexander et al. 2005; Xue et al. 2010; Rafferty et al. 2011; Mainieri et al. 2011; Mullaney et al. 2012a; Alonso-Herrero et al. 2012; Rosario et al. 2013). , Mullaney et al. 2011). , Fig. 5; Mainieri et al. 2011; Santini et al. 2012; Mullaney et al. 2012a; Rovilos et al. 2012; Rosario et al. 2013). , L 2−10 keV 1044 erg s−1 ) is a more controversial issue and is discussed in Sect.

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