Special Session SS1 6 April 2018

Active galactic nuclei: environment, triggering, life cycle, and feedback

Aims and scope

Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) have been invoked as a mechanism for both quenching and triggering star formation. Furthermore, the growth of the central black hole appears to be intrinsically linked to the growth of the host galaxy. As such, AGN are an important phase in galaxy evolution. With the advent of the next generation of multi-wavelength surveys, we aim to bring together theorists and observers from across the field to discuss the role of AGN in the life cycle of galaxies.

We particularly welcome abstract submissions on the triggering of AGN, the radio and quasar mode feedback processes that are the result of an AGN, the life cycle, theory, and simulation of radio-loud AGN including the environment in which they reside, and the wider role of environment in the AGN phenomenon.

The programme will comprise of three sessions, each containing a mixture of simulation, theory, and observational science. The sessions will be broadly broken down as follows:

  • AGN triggering
  • Feedback processes & outflows
  • Environment and duty cycle
Talks will be selected on merit, but adjustments may be made after initial selection to ensure the programme is representative of the wider cross section of society and over career levels. The SOC therefore particularly encourages submission of abstracts from underrepresented groups.

Invited speakers

  • AGN triggering - Clive Tadhunter (University of Sheffield)
  • AGN feedback - Francoise Combes (Observatoire de Paris)
  • Radio galaxy environments - Manuela Magliocchetti (INAF-IAPS, Roma)

Scientific organisers
Jeremy Harwood (ASTRON), Martin Krause (Hertfordshire), Beatriz Mingo (Open), Yjan Gordon (Hull), Kevin Pimbblet (Hull), Martin Hardcastle (Hertfordshire), Joe Callingham (ASTRON), Martin Bourne (Cambridge), Colin DeGraf (Cambridge), Davide Fiacconi (Cambridge)

jeremy.harwood @ physics.org

Updated on Fri Oct 20 16:13:44 CEST 2017