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Program Information for 2016A-0127


PI: Jenny Greene, Princeton U., jgreene@astro.princeton.edu
Address: Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ, 08544-1001 USA

CoI: Kristina Pardo, Princeton U.
CoI: Andy Goulding, Princeton U.
CoI: Rachel Somerville, Rutgers U.

Title: Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift

Abstract: We have performed a systematic search for accreting black holes in dwarf galaxies at z~0.5 using the AEGIS field. The occupation fraction of black holes in dwarf galaxies as a function of cosmic time can constrain the formation mechanisms of the first seed black holes, as well as inform the importance of mini-quasars to reionization. We have identified 12 candidate active galaxies using deep X-rays. Here we propose to determine more about the nature of these sources by placing them in optical diagnostic diagrams using GMOS spectroscopy.

Program Type: Standard/Extragalactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2016A):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 11hrs band 2 (GN-2016A-Q-58)


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