The AGN-star formation connection with ALMA

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Physics


Using state of the art infrared observations, including ALMA, the project will explore the connection between AGN activity and star formation. The analyses will include comparing the star formation rates against AGN luminosity and comparing star-formation rate distributions of AGN with those of star formation galaxies and normal galaxies. The overall objective of the project is to explore whether AGN effect their environment in some way, as predicted by the leading models of galaxy formation; e.g., the AGN shutting down or enhancing star formation activity. The project will also investigate whether UV-near-IR observations can be used to constrain star formation rates in AGN for sources not detected by ALMA.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/N50404X/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2021
1630466 Studentship ST/N50404X/1 01/10/2015 31/03/2020 Jan Scholtz