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Proposal Information for 2006A-0101


PI: Paul J Green, SAO, pgreen@cfa.harvard.edu
Address: 60 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

CoI: John Silverman, MPE, Garching, DE
CoI: Wayne Barkhouse, U. Illinois
CoI: Buell Januzzi, NOAO

Title: The History of Supermassive Black Hole Accretion from the ChaMP

Abstract: The Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP) is the widest area sensitive (logfx > -15) serendipitous X-ray survey to date, providing an invaluable probe of supermassive black hole (SMBH) accretion in 3 critical regimes; above z 3 to test the turnover of luminous optical quasars, below z 1 to track the population boom of lower luminosity AGN, and below z 0.3 to determine the fraction of galaxies hosting active accretion. These 3 nights of Gemini time with GMOS-N are ALREADY AWARDED through the Chandra/NOAO Joint time process. We proposed for i=23 NOAO Gemini-North multi-object spectroscopy in key fields to pave the L-z plane and expand our large, uniform, multi-wavelength public database.


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