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AGN outflows at cosmic noon and their impact of the host galaxies

Vincenzo Mainieri
ESO, Garching, Germany

Theoretical arguments suggest that the energy released by the black hole at the center of most galaxies may play an important role in shaping the properties of the interstellar medium (ISM) and consequently regulating the accretion onto the central SMBH itself and the evolution of its host galaxy. In particular, AGN-driven, galaxy wide massive outflows may not be a rare and peculiar phenomenon, but a fundamental process affecting the bulk of the baryons in the universe. Such processes must take place in the early Universe, especially for massive galaxies since essentially all massive early type galaxies are already formed at z~1.

I will report on an observational campaign, SUPER, which combines SINFONI/VLT and ALMA observations to address the following topics at z~2:
a) derive the demography of AGN driven outflows at cosmic noon;
b) trace the kinematics of the ionized gas phases in galaxies from sub-pc to hundreds of kpc;
c) understand how the energy released by the AGN couple with the ISM and which impact this may have on the host galaxy's evolution.

2021 May 26, 13:30

Online broadcast (Zoom)

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