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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tadayuki Kodama, Kumiko S. Usuda, Naoyuki Tamura, Tomonori Usuda) by email : (please change"_at_" to @).

December 02, Friday, at 11:00 am

" The role of galaxy interactions and mergers for igniting AGNs in COSMOS "

John Silverman

(IPMU, Univ of Tokyo)

I will present our latest results that address the question, whether interactions and subsequent mergers of galaxies are an efficient mechanism by which black holes grow? We specifically use the zCOSMOS spectroscopic redshift survey to generate a large sample of kinematic galaxy pairs up to z~1 and the Chandra X-ray observations of COSMOS to identify those that host AGNs including the obscured population. I will further discuss the importance of mergers relative to other processes capable of supplying gas to the nuclear region thus available for accretion onto a central supermassive black hole.

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