V Meeting of AGN research in Spain

Europe/Madrid
Sala Marie Curie (IFCA)

Sala Marie Curie

IFCA

https://ifca.unican.es/en-us
Description

The phenomenon of strong non-stellar activity in the centres of some galaxies has been known and studied since the 1940s. The violent and energetic processes happening in the innermost regions of those galaxies have their own intrinsic interest, added to that of the usefulness of this class of sources as remote (in space and time) and bright beacons to study the early Universe and the intervening material.

This has been transcended by the discovery in the last 20 years of the ubiquitousness of supermassive black holes in the centres of galaxies, with masses strongly correlated to several basic galaxy properties. This, together with the similar cosmic evolution of star formation and energy release from accretion (the ultimate origin of the emission of those active galactic nuclei -AGN-), strongly suggest that the formation and evolution of galaxies and of their nuclear black holes (shining as AGN when they grow) are strongly coupled, either by mutual coupling and influence or due to both being driven by some other process (or processes), such as accretion from the cosmic web. AGN are thus not a rare cosmic occurrence, appealing only to a minority of astronomical botanists, but appear to be central to our understanding of galaxy formation and growth, one of the greatest mysteries in modern Astrophysics.

This new drive to understand AGN has produced plenty of new and interesting results, but many questions remain to be answered, such as:

  • How (and how much) do AGN influence their host galaxies?

  • Which are the mechanisms for this in different accretion modes at different accretion rates?

  • How frequent are jets in AGN and what is their impact in galaxies?

  • Do all AGN have the same basic structure(s)? What are the parameters that determine their observed properties?

  • How is the nuclear material distributed and what are its physical properties?

This V Spanish Meeting of AGN Research aims at reproducing the success of previous meetings (Tercera Reunión Española de AGN and IV Meeting of AGN research in Spain) by assembling the researchers in the area to present their latest results and to discuss ways forward to answer the many pressing questions in this topic. Many past advances have hinged and future progress will depend on the development and exploitation of large national and international multiwavelength facilities, both in the near (e.g. GTC: EMIR, MEGARA, FRIDA, MIRADAS), mid (JWST, SKA) and long term (Athena).

Thanks to the Red the Infraestructuras de Astronomía (RIA) we can offer some limited support towards travelling expenses (travel, accommodation and per diem). If you wish to apply for this, please contact us before June 20. We specially encourage students and young post-docs to apply.

The V Meeting will consist of 6 sessions distributed over 1.5 days, combining short contributed talks (15-20 min) and invited talks (~30min), with a mixture of current "hot" topics, first results from recently commissioned instruments and reviews of future facilities relevant for AGN studies.

The Meeting will be held in Santander on July 11 and 12, 2019. Important dates (registration, abstract submission, ...) can be found here.

Invited Speakers: Amalia Corral (IFCA), Isabel Márquez (IAA), Kazushi Iwasawa (IEEC), Santiago García-Burillo (OAN), Cristina Ramos-Almeida (IAC), Antonio Cabrera (GTC), María Rosa Zapatero Osorio (CAB), Miguel Ángel Pérez-Torres (IAA), Josefa Becerra (IAC), Álvaro Labiano (CAB), Francisco Carrera (IFCA) and Carlos Sopuerta (IEEC – ICE). 

SOC: Silvia Mateos (IFCA, chair), José A. Acosta Pulido (IAC), Montserrat Villar (CAB), Josefa Masegosa (IAA, co-chair), Amalia Corral (IFCA), Francisco J. Carrera (IFCA) and Almudena Alonso Herrero (CAB).

LOC: Francisco J. Carrera (chair), Maite Ceballos, Silvia Mateos, Amalia Corral, Silvia Martínez-Núñez, Ismael García and Diego Tuccillo.

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V Meeting of AGN research in Spain
Participants
  • Alejandro Javier Domínguez Fernández
  • Almudena Alonso Herrero
  • Alvaro Labiano
  • Amalia Corral
  • Antonio Cabrera Lavers
  • Carina Fian
  • Carlos F. Sopuerta
  • Cristina Ramos Almeida
  • Daniel Morcuende
  • Diego Tuccillo
  • Enrica Bellocchi
  • Francisco J Carrera
  • Ignacio del Moral-Castro
  • Ignacio Ordovás Pascual
  • Isabel Marquez
  • Ismael Garcia-Bernete
  • Jorge Orellana
  • Jorge Otero Santos
  • Jose A. Acosta Pulido
  • Josefa Becerra González
  • Josefa Masegosa
  • Kazushi Iwasawa
  • Laura Hermosa Muñoz
  • Lorena Hernandez-Garcia
  • Lorenzo Barquin
  • M.Teresa Ceballos
  • Miguel Pérez-Torres
  • Montserrat Villar Martin
  • Pablo Peñil
  • Sara Cazzoli
  • Silvia Martínez-Núñez
  • Silvia Mateos
  • Yago Ascasibar
  • Yeshurun Alemayehu Adde
    • 09:00 09:15
      Opening/Welcome Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

      https://ifca.unican.es/en-us
    • 09:15 10:45
      Surveys of AGN (Chair: Almudena Alonso) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

      https://ifca.unican.es/en-us
      • 09:15
        Compton-thick AGN from X-ray surveys (Invited) 30m

        I will present recent results I obtained by using different methods to select and characterize Compton-thick AGN from X-ray surveys. Obscured AGN are a key ingredient in models for galaxy formation and evolution. Among them, Compton-thick AGN are the most difficult to detect and caracterize because of the huge amount of intervening material obscuring their intrinsic emission. At the same time, to derive a complete census of Compton-thick AGN, and the possible dependence of obscuration on their intrinsic properties and their evolution, it is of vital importance to constrain these models. X-ray observations, often complemented with observations in the infrared, are still the best way to carry out the least-biased studies of thistype of sources.

        Speaker: Amalia Corral (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
      • 09:45
        AGN population studies with the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer 15m

        Extensive efforts have been devoted during the past decade to uncover the AGN hidden under the most extreme X-ray column densities, the so called Compton-thick AGN. Still, although Compton-thick AGN could represent a significant fraction of the entire AGN population, they have escaped detection. Mid-IR surveys with the all-sky Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer could uncover, at least in part, the elusive highly obscured SMBH growth in the most extreme, highly luminous AGN. Although a few studies have already presented results from followup campaigns of WISE-based AGN samples, they typically lack the X-ray depth necessary to reveal the true nature of many of the objects.

        In this talk I will present the results of a detailed analysis of the X-ray properties of a complete, mid-IR 12 microns flux-limited sample, of 97 luminous AGN candidates selected with WISE. The full 6 deg2 survey area has very deep X-ray coverage from XMM-Newton observations, reaching X-ray fluxes of just 10^-15 erg/cm2/s. To date 92 objects have spectroscopic redshifts and optical classifications. Thus, we can evaluate the reliability and effectiveness of WISE to uncover luminous, highly obscured systems. Moreover, we can provide independent estimates of the space density of obscured accretion up to redshift one, which can be compared with the results derived from wide-area, and shallower, X-ray surveys.

        Speaker: Silvia Mateos (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
      • 10:00
        A thorough investigation on the classification of AGN and its X-ray/optical obscuration 15m
        Speaker: Ignacio Ordovas-Pascual (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
      • 10:15
        Subaru high-z exploration of low-luminosity quasars (SHELLQs) (Invited) 30m
        Speaker: Kazushi Iwasawa (IEEC)
    • 10:45 11:15
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 11:15 13:00
      Physical properties of AGN (Chair: Amalia Corral) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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      • 11:15
        Most relevant recent results from the studies of low-ionization nuclear emission-line regions (LINERs) (Invited) 30m
        Speaker: Isabel Márquez (IAA-CSIC)
      • 11:45
        Optical Spectroscopy of nearby type1-LINERs 15m
        Speaker: Sara Cazzoli (IAA-CSIC)
      • 12:00
        Optical spectroscopy on type-2 LINERs 15m
        Speaker: Laura Hermosa Muñoz (IAA-CSIC)
      • 12:15
        Restarting activity in the nuclei of Giant Radio Galaxies 15m
        Speaker: Lorena Hernandez-Garcia (Universidad de Valparaiso)
      • 12:30
        Optical and γ-ray variability of blazars 3C 66A and B2 1633+382 15m
        Speaker: Jorge Otero Santos (IAC)
      • 12:45
        The role of a fast On-Site analysis in the study of very-high-energy AGN activity 15m
        Speaker: Daniel Morcuende (UCM)
    • 13:00 14:45
      Lunch Break (not included) 1h 45m
    • 14:45 16:15
      AGN central engine and nuclear environment (Chair:Kazushi Iwasawa) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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      • 14:45
        The many 'faces' of molecular tori in AGNs (Invited) 30m
        Speaker: Santiago García-Burillo (OAN)
      • 15:15
        The peculiar emission line spectra of core Extremely Red BOSS Quasars at z ~2-3: orientation and/or evolution? 15m
        Speaker: Montserrat Villar Martin (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
      • 15:30
        Torus model properties of an ultra-hard X-ray selected sample of Seyfert galaxies 15m
        Speaker: Ismael García-Bernete (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
      • 15:45
        Changes in the torus covering factor for intermediate type AGN 15m
        Speaker: Lorenzo Barquín González (Universidad de Cantabria)
      • 16:00
        The Galactic Activity, Torus and Outflow Survey (GATOS) 15m
        Speaker: Almudena Alonso Herrero (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
    • 16:15 16:45
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:45 18:15
      AGN-galaxy co-evolution: AGN hosts, star-formation and feedback (Chair: Santiago García) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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      • 16:45
        An infrared and sub-mm view of AGN obscuration and feedback (Invited) 30m
        Speaker: Cristina Ramos Almeida (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias)
      • 17:15
        Searching for molecular gas in/outflows in the nuclear regions of five Seyfert galaxies 15m
        Speaker: Alejandro Javier Domínguez Fernández (UCM)
      • 17:30
        A systematic study of multi-phase gas outflows in AGN with the CARS survey 15m
        Speaker: Miguel Pérez-Torres (IAA-CSIC)
      • 17:45
        QSO2 outflow characterization using data obtained with OSIRIS at the Gran Telescopio Canarias 15m
        Speaker: Enrica Bellocchi (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
      • 18:00
        Galaxy scale radio mode feedback in radio quiet quasars 15m
        Speaker: Montserrat Villar Martin (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
    • 09:15 10:00
      AGN-galaxy co-evolution: AGN hosts, star-formation and feedback (Chair: Cristina Ramos) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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      • 09:15
        An optical view of AGN and star formation 15m
        Speaker: Yago Ascasibar (UAM)
      • 09:30
        The host galaxies of bright gamma-ray NLSy1 15m
        Speaker: Jose A. Acosta Pulido (IAC)
      • 09:45
        Spotting the differences between active and non-active twin galaxies on kpc-scales 15m
        Speaker: Ignacio del Moral Castro (IAC)
    • 10:00 13:25
      Advances in instrumentation (Chair: José Acosta) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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      • 10:00
        Spanish participation in instrumentation and AGN studies with SKA (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

        https://ifca.unican.es/en-us
        Speaker: Miguel Ángel Pérez-Torres (IAA)
      • 10:25
        James Webb Space Telescope: Spanish participation and AGN studies (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

        https://ifca.unican.es/en-us
        Speaker: Álvaro Labiano (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
      • 10:50
        Coffee Break 30m
      • 11:20
        GTC Instrumentation plan (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

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        Speaker: Antonio Cabrera (GTC)
      • 11:45
        ESO (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

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        Speaker: María Rosa Zapatero Osorio (Centro de Astrobiologia (CSIC/INTA))
      • 12:10
        Learning about AGN with Athena (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

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        Speaker: Francisco J. Carrera (IFCA (CSIC-UC))
      • 12:35
        CTA: unveiling the very-high-energy gamma-ray AGN population (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

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        Speaker: Josefa Becerra (IAC)
      • 13:00
        Impact of LISA on AGN research (Invited) 25m Sala Marie Curie

        Sala Marie Curie

        IFCA

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        Speaker: Carlos Sopuerta (IEEC – ICE)
    • 13:25 14:00
      Conclusions/Final Discussion (Francisco J. Carrera) Sala Marie Curie

      Sala Marie Curie

      IFCA

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