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Proposal Information for 2014A-0144


PI: Kelly D. Denney, Ohio State University, denney@astronomy.ohio-state.edu
Address: Department of Astronomy, 140 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1173, USA

CoI: Frederic Courbin, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny
CoI: Christopher S. Kochanek, Ohio State University
CoI: Chelsea L. MacLeod, U.S. Naval Academy
CoI: Georges Meylan, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny
CoI: Christopher W. Morgan, U.S. Naval Academy
CoI: Ana Mosquera, Ohio State University
CoI: Leonidas Moustakas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
CoI: Christopher A. Onken, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University
CoI: Bradley M. Peterson, Ohio State University
CoI: Dominique Sluse, Argelander Institut fuer Astronomie, Universitaet Bonn

Title: Reverberation Mapping of a Gravitationally-lensed Quasar

Abstract: We propose a continuation of the program we began in 2013B to perform reverberation mapping on a gravitationally lensed quasar. Gravitationally lensed quasars are already rich test beds for studying cosmology, black hole accretion physics, dark matter, and galaxy properties. Here, we will expand their use by spectroscopically monitoring the CIV quasar emission line with GMOS to measure the broad line region size and black hole mass of the z=1.7 lensed quasar HE0435-1223. The success of this program has significant implications for studies of quasar physics, galaxy evolution at high redshift, and further studies of cosmology, and it is possible with only a modest addition (<2.5 nights) of Gemini time in 2014A.


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