Institute for Astronomy

Active Galactic Nuclei

AGN research at the IfA

NGC 1448
The Active Galaxy NGC 1448

Active Galactic Nuclei are exceptionally bright regions in the cores of distant galaxies, powered by accretion onto super-massive black holes. AGN research at the IfA includes:

  • Optical and X-ray AGN variability, and changing-look quasars
  • Multiwavelength spectral energy distributions of AGN
  • Observational studies of obscured AGN
  • Studies of AGN host galaxies and their environment
  • AGN feedback, and its role in shaping galaxy evolution
  • Cosmic evolution of AGN activity
  • Deep and wide radio surveys
  • Studies of relativistic jets and particle acceleration