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Proposal Information for 2013B-0138


PI: Jeremy Mould, Swinburne University of Technology, jmould@swin.edu.au
Address: Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Mail number 31, PO Box 218, Hawthorne, Victoria, 3122, Australia

CoI: Mark Durre, Swinburne University of Technology
CoI: Laura Ferrarese, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
CoI: Buell Jannuzi, University of Arizona (Astronomy)
CoI: David Floyd, Monash University
CoI: Michael Brown, Monash University

Title: The circumstellar disks of nearby active galaxies

Abstract: The aim of our project is (1) to image all nearby ellipticals that are radiosources in 1–2μm emission lines, (2) to deduce the kinematics of the gas in these lines, (3) to model the density and temperature of the gas, (4) to deduce the mass of the nuclear black hole and the star formation rate (SFR) in the central 10 pc, (5) to measure gas inflow and outflow rates in non-equilibrium regions of the central structure and (6) summarize these results over the 40 Mpc complete sample of ellipticals, noting correlations with mass, radio power, SFR, emission line strength and x-ray power.


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