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Proposal Information for 2010A-0081


PI: Makoto Kishimoto, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie, mk@mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
Address: IR interferometry, Auf dem Huegel 69, Bonn 53121, Germany

CoI: Robert Antonucci, UC Santa Barbara
CoI: Richard Barvainis, National Science Foundation
CoI: Sebastian Hoenig, MPIfR
CoI: Florentin Millour, MPIfR
CoI: Konrad Tristram, MPIfR
CoI: Gerd Weigelt, MPIfR

Title: Probing the innermost infrared emission in the brightest Type 1 AGN with the CHARA array

Abstract: We are making a major progress in AGN studies with the Keck long- baseline interferometer in the near-IR. Based on our recent observations, we are spatially resolving the innermost structure of the AGN tori, and mapping out its radial structure quantitatively. This totally new knowledge could well be the key to understand the critical accretion process toward the central engine. Here we propose to consolidate our new exploration by probing the structure of the brightest Type 1 AGN at the highest spatial frequencies using very long baselines, available only with the CHARA array.


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