Do You See What I See? Exploring the Consequences of Luminosity Limits in Black Hole-Galaxy Evolution Studies
Mackenzie L Jones, Ryan C Hickox, Simon J Mutch, Darren J Croton, Andrew F Ptak, Michael A DiPompeo
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2017
In studies of the connection between active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and their host galaxies, there is widespread disagreement on some key aspects of the connection. These disagreements largely stem from a lack of understanding of the nature of the full underlying AGN population. Recent attempts to probe this connection utilize both observations and simulations to correct for a missed population, but presently are limited by intrinsic biases and complicated models. We take a simple simulation for galaxy evolution and add a new prescription for AGN activity to connect galaxy growth to dark matter halo properties and AGN activity to star formation. We explicitly model selection effects to produc..View full abstract
Awarded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration through NASA Education Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) through NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship activity
Awarded by National Science Foundation through CAREER
We thank our collaborators as well as the anonymous referee for constructive comments that improved the paper. This work was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant number NNX15AU32H issued through the NASA Education Minority University Research Education Project (MUREP) through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship activity. R.C.H. acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation through CAREER grant number 1554584. This research has made use of NASA's Astrophysics Data System.