Jet energy injection in galaxy groups and clusters - transfer of CG funding

Lead Research Organisation: Open University
Department Name: Faculty of Sci, Tech, Eng & Maths (STEM)

Abstract

As per ST/M001326/1.

Planned Impact

As per ST/M001326/1, of which this was originally a sub-project.

Publications

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Cantwell T. M. (2020) Low-frequency observations of the giant radio galaxy NGC 6251 in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Croston J. H. (2017) A new method for finding and characterizing galaxy groups via low-frequency radio surveys in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Croston J. H. (2018) Particle content, radio-galaxy morphology, and jet power: all radio-loud AGN are not equal in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Duffy R. T. (2018) The X-ray ribs within the cocoon shock of Cygnus A in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

 
Description The work funded by this award has led to advances in our understanding of the physics of radio-loud active galaxies - a class of galaxy in which jets are produced from a central black hole, which have a dramatic impact on their surroundings. With this work we have learnt that two important sub-classes of jet have different composition - they appear to be made of different types of particle, which affects how much energy they transfer to their environments. New software was written to analyse the results of human volunteer classifiers (citizen science) examining images from the most sensitive northern hemisphere radio sky survey, which has enabled a range of investigations of galaxy jets by other research groups.
Exploitation Route Methods developed with this funding are in use by multiple groups to continue the northern sky radio survey, mapping the locations of black holes across the sky. The physics understanding of galaxy jets and the galaxies and wider environments in which they live is influencing further studies with many international telescopes and being used to make predictions for the future Square Kilometre Array and the European Space Agency's Athena mission.
Sectors Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Other

URL http://www.lofar-surveys.org
 
Description STFC Astronomy Grants (new applicant)
Amount £195,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ST/R000794/1 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 04/2020
 
Description Astronomy society talk (Letchworth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk to a local astronomy society about the research funded under this grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Astronomy society talk (Wycombe) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk to a regional astronomy society about the research funded by this grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Institute of Physics public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture "Tracing the lives of black holes: new views of the low-frequency sky" describing my research group's work funded through this grant, as part of a pan-European team, to carry out the largest radio survey to date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Schools Day (IoP Girls Physics event) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk about my career in astronomy that included examples of the research funded by the grant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018