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Physics colloquium: High-z AGN search with Chandra and XMM and next decade efforts

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Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm

PG6 - Tech Station, 112
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, PG6 - Tech Station, Miami, Florida 33199

Prof. Nico Cappelluti

Physics Department, University of Miami

Abstract: Chandra and XMM Newton showed us that AGN existed in the first bilion years of cosmic history but their emergence from the first lights epoch is still beyond reach for current facilities. So far we know that high-z AGN are very rare and background fluctuations studies suggest that they are likely highly absorbed.

I will present the current status of the field focusing on the efforts of pushing the capabilities of Chandra and XMM-Newton with wide field surveys and background fluctuations. I will finally show predictions on the capabilities of forthcoming missions like Athena, Lynx and AXIS in disentangling the physics of AGN at z>>6.

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