La Serena Data Science

Applied Tools for Astronomy

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Meeting #25

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AGN vs. SF 2014

Durham University

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GK-12 Fellowship

Richmond Middle School

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Exploring the Universe

One galaxy at a time

I am a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. I work with Prof. Ryan Hickox to explore the properties of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), specifically obscured quasars. Obscured quasars represent a large fraction of the total number of powerful AGNs and their observations are necessary to describe the full quasar population. Dust extinction in obscured quasars allow us to observe their host galaxies, and modeling the spectral energy distributions (SEDs) for these systems allows us to make connections between AGN emission and physical properties of their hosts, as well as obtaining estimates of photometric redshift. I work to discover the fraction of obscured quasars in the universe, and hope to model and understand their distribution with redshift.


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