Quasars in the Cosmic Environment

  • Mauro D’Onofrio
  • Paola Marziani
  • Jack W. Sulentic
  • Deborah Dultzin
  • Gordon Richards
  • Johan Knapen
  • Isaac Shlosman
  • Raffaella Morganti
  • Renato Falomo
  • Mike Hawkins
  • Alfonso Cavaliere
  • Ross McLure
  • Greg Shields
  • Hagai Netzer
  • Daniel Proga
  • Alberto Franceschini
  • Xiaoui Fan
  • Martin Elvis
Chapter
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 386)

Abstract

We now consider the environment of quasars in the widest possible sense, from the circumnuclear regions to very large scales of hundreds of kiloparsecs. The circumgalactic environment of nearby quasars has been widely studied since the late 1960s in an attempt to test its influence on the triggering of nuclear activity. The underlying hypothesis is that gravitational perturbations might ease the infall of matter toward the nucleus, providing accretion material for the central black hole.

Keywords

Black Hole Star Formation Active Galactic Nucleus High Redshift Host Galaxy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mauro D’Onofrio
    • 1
  • Paola Marziani
    • 2
  • Jack W. Sulentic
    • 3
  • Deborah Dultzin
    • 4
  • Gordon Richards
    • 5
  • Johan Knapen
    • 6
    • 7
  • Isaac Shlosman
    • 8
  • Raffaella Morganti
    • 9
    • 10
  • Renato Falomo
    • 11
  • Mike Hawkins
    • 12
  • Alfonso Cavaliere
    • 13
  • Ross McLure
    • 12
  • Greg Shields
    • 14
  • Hagai Netzer
    • 15
  • Daniel Proga
    • 16
  • Alberto Franceschini
    • 17
  • Xiaoui Fan
    • 18
  • Martin Elvis
    • 19
  1. 1.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversit‘a degli Studi di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.INAFOsservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly
  3. 3.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC)GranadaSpain
  4. 4.Instituto de AstronomiaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)MexicoMexico
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Instituto de Astrofśica de CanariasTenerifeSpain
  7. 7.Departamento de AstrofísicaUniversidad de La LagunatenerifeSpain
  8. 8.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  9. 9.Netherlands Institute for RadioAstronomy (ASTRON)DwingelooThe Netherlands
  10. 10.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  11. 11.INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di PadovaPadovaItaly
  12. 12.Institute for Astronomy (IfA)University of Edinburgh, Royal ObservatoryEdinburgh EH9 3HJUK
  13. 13.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversitá di Tor VergataRomaItaly
  14. 14.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  15. 15.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  16. 16.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA
  17. 17.Dipartimento di AstronomiaUniversità degli Studi di PadovaPadovaItaly
  18. 18.Steward Observatory and Department of AstronomyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  19. 19.Harward Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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