Institute of Astronomy

Jet-ISM Interactions in Radio Quiet AGN

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Mark Whittle, University of Virginia7 May 2015Institute of Astronomy Colloquia


Collimated outflows are widespread phenomena in astrophysics, from stellar jets to radio quasars. When these outflows encounter the surrounding medium
a number of phenomena can occur, including serious damage to both jet and medium. This talk presents a study of jet-ISM interactions in Seyfert galaxies, where strong emission lines provide important diagnostic information to help unravel both the nature of the interaction and the nature of the jet. Early results from a related study of obscured quasars
with compact but luminous radio sources will also be presented.


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