AGN and host galaxies in the COSMOS survey

Christopher D Impey, Jonathan R. Trump, Jared M. Gabor

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Abstract

The Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) is a unique tool for studying low level AGN activity and the co-evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes. COSMOS involves the largest contiguous region of the sky ever imaged by HST; it includes very complete multiwavelength coverage, and the largest joint samples of galaxy and AGN redshifts in any deep survey. The result is a search for AGN with low black hole mass, low accretion rates, and levels of obscuration that can remove them from optical surveys. A complete census of intermediate mass black holes at redshifts of 1 to 3 is required to tell the story of the co-evolution of galaxies and their embedded, and episodically active, black holes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Pages21-25
Number of pages5
Volume6
EditionS277
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS277
Volume6
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Impey, C. D., Trump, J. R., & Gabor, J. M. (2010). AGN and host galaxies in the COSMOS survey. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S277 ed., Vol. 6, pp. 21-25). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 6, No. S277). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921311022381