ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Min-Su Shin (Princeton)
Title: Testing AGN feedback models and simulating environmental effects on AGN activities
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2009, 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Abstract: In the first part of the talk, I present the tests of purely mechanical AGN feedback models via a nuclear wind around the central SMBH in elliptical galaxies by comparing our simulation results to four well defined observational constraints. In the second part, I show simulation results for the coevolution of the SMBH and its host galaxy under different environments, represented by different amounts of gas stripping. I also briefly introduce ongoing research about galaxy formation and evolution.
Contact: Y.-T. Lin