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The X-ray emission of radio-quiet AGN in the NuSTAR era

Giorgio Matt
Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy


The NASA X-ray satellite NuSTAR - launched almost 5 years ago -
has provided a jump of almost 2 orders of magnitude in sensitivity in the
10-80 keV energy range thanks to its focusing hard X-ray telescopes. After a
brief presentation of the mission and of its main results, I will discuss
the progresses made possible by NuSTAR in our understanding of radio-quiet
AGN, and in particular of: the nature and physical properties of the X-ray
emitting regions, the location of the reflecting material, the properties of
disk winds and of the pc-scale "torus".

2017 April 18, 16:00

Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa (Seminar room)
Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-018 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia