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Today's Colloquium: The Inner Workings of Mechanical AGN Feedback

Submitter: Alexander Wagner (University of Tsukuba)
Description: AGN feedback onto the interstellar medium has a strong impact on the evolution of the host galaxy. Winds and jets from the central supermassive black hole interact with the gas in the galaxy, compressing it, and imparting energy and momentum to it, resulting in fast outflows of molecular, neutral, and ionised gas, and modified global star-formation. I will present a series of hydrodynamic simulations of jet-ISM interactions that are a first step toward systematically probing the efficiency of feedback and its dependence on the properties of the interstellar medium and of the jet or wind.
Copyright: Alexander Wagner (University of Tsukuba)
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