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Program Information for 2016A-0201


PI: Grant Tremblay, Yale U., grant.tremblay@yale.edu
Address: Department of Astronomy, PO BOX 208101, NEW HAVEN, CT 06520-8101 USA

CoI: Barry Rothberg, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
CoI: Bernd Husemann, ESO
CoI: Gerold Busch, I. Physikal Institut, University of Cologne
CoI: Andreas Eckart, I. Physikal Institut, University of Cologne
CoI: Tanya Urrutia, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik
CoI: Julia Scharwaechter, Observatoire de Paris
CoI: Davor Krajnovic, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik

Title: A Multi-Wavelength Approach to AGN Feedback and Star- Formation

Abstract: The link between star-formation (SF) and the feedback mechanisms needed to eventually quench it has become a standard component in numerical models and simulations of galaxy formation. Yet the observational evidence for this connection remains elusive, due, in part, to the lack of high-spatial resolution and multi-wavelength observations of AGN. To address this, we have assembled the Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS), a sample of 39 local (0.01<z<0.06) Type-1 AGN for which we have already obtained sub-mm CO (1-0), near-IR imaging, and optical integral field unit (IFU) observations. Here, we propose to obtain J and K-band IFU observations of the nearest CARS targets accessible from the Northern Hemisphere to probe Type-1 AGN on unprecedented spatial scales. The NIFS observations will allow us to: 1) trace the AGN-driven outflows from the circum-nuclear region and beyond and to compare with the molecular gas reservoirs; 2) compare the Black Hole (BH) and SF rates on both large and small scales; 3) characterize the BH-bulge scaling relations for unobscured AGN; and 4) provide the community with a multi-wavelength (X-ray to Radio) reference survey of local AGN.

Program Type: Standard/Extragalactic

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2016A):  GEM-NQ/NIFS -- 20hrs band 2 (GN-2016A-Q-40)


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