The Messenger Astronomical Science

SUPER — AGN Feedback at Cosmic Noon: a Multi-phase and Multi-scale Challenge

Authors
  • Mainieri, Vincenzo [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Circosta, Chiara [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, UK]
  • Kakkad, Darshan [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Perna, Michele [Departamento de Astrofísica, Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC–INTA), Madrid, Spain]
  • Vietri, Giustina [INAF IASF – Milano, Italy]
  • Bongiorno, Angela [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy]
  • Brusa, Marcella [INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universitá degli Studi di Bologna, Italy]
  • Carniani, Stefano [Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy]
  • Cicone, Claudia [Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway]
  • Civano, Francesca [Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, Cambridge, MA, USA]
  • Comastri, Andrea [INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna, Italy]
  • Cresci, Giovanni [INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy]
  • Feruglio, Chiara [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy]
  • Fiore, Fabrizio [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy]
  • Georgakakis, Antonis [Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, Greece]
  • Harrison, Chris [School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, Newcastle University, UK]
  • Husemann, Bernd [Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Lamastra, Alessandra [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy]
  • Lamperti, Isabella [ESO; Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, UK]
  • Lanzuisi, Giorgio [INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna, Italy]
  • Mannucci, Filippo [INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy]
  • Marconi, Alessandro [INAF – Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Italy]
  • Menci, Nicola [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy]
  • Merloni, Andrea [Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany]
  • Netzer, Hagai [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Israel]
  • Padovani, Paolo [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Piconcelli, Enrico [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy]
  • Puglisi, Annagrazia [Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy, Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Salvato, Mara [Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany]
  • Scholtz, Jan [Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden]
  • Schramm, Malte [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo, Japan]
  • Silverman, John [Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, The University of Tokyo, Japan; Department of Astronomy, School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan]
  • Vignali, Christian [INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Universitá degli Studi di Bologna, Italy]
  • Zamorani, Gianni [INAF – Osservatorio di Astrofisica e Scienza dello Spazio di Bologna, Italy]
  • Zappacosta, Luca [INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy]

Section
Astronomical Science
Abstract

Theoretical models of galaxy evolution suggest that galaxy-wide outflows driven by active galactic nuclei (AGN), one of the so-called AGN-feedback mechanisms, are a fundamental process affecting the bulk of the baryons in the Universe. While the presence of such outflows out to kpc scales is now undisputed, their impact on the star formation, gas content and kinematics of the host galaxy is hotly debated. Here we report on the results from our Large Programme SUPER, which used the Spectrograph for INtegral Field Observations in the Near INfrared (SINFONI) on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to carry out the first statistically sound high-spatial-resolution investigation of AGN outflows at z ~ 2, covering four orders of magnitude in AGN bolometric luminosity.


Dates
Created: 2021-03-01/2021-03-31
Length
5 pages

Cite this article:

V. Mainieri, C. Circosta, D. Kakkad, M. Perna, G. Vietri, A. Bongiorno, M. Brusa, S. Carniani, C. Cicone, F. Civano, A. Comastri, G. Cresci, C. Feruglio, F. Fiore, A. Georgakakis, C. Harrison, B. Husemann, A. Lamastra, I. Lamperti, G. Lanzuisi, F. Mannucci, A. Marconi, N. Menci, A. Merloni, H. Netzer, P. Padovani, E. Piconcelli, A. Puglisi, M. Salvato, J. Scholtz, M. Schramm, J. Silverman, C. Vignali, G. Zamorani, L. Zappacosta; SUPER — AGN Feedback at Cosmic Noon: a Multi-phase and Multi-scale Challenge. The Messenger 182 (March 2021): 45–49. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5222