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 : sseminar_at_subaru.naoj.org (please change"_at_" to @).
December 02, Friday, at 11:00 am
" The role of galaxy interactions and mergers for igniting AGNs in COSMOS "
(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.
Seminars are also held at JAC,