Witnessing a link between starburst and AGN activities at 2 < z < 4?

H. Messias*, J. Afonso, B. Mobasher, A. Hopkins, D. Farrah

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Abstract

One of the main subject of study in modern astronomy is the field of galaxy evolution, how mass has been assembled since the earliest age of the Universe. Therefore, it is of fundamental necessity the ability to pinpoint key evolution stages in the galaxy population. Although much work has been done in isolated phases of galaxy evolution (starburst, passive, AGN,.), the ultimate goal is actually the study of galaxies transiting in between main phases of galaxy evolution, allowing us to know the sequence of events and reasons behind. Here, a candidate sample for such scenario is presented. Although only scarce references are found in the literature regarding this population, it is already accepted that both old and hot young stellar populations co-exist in these systems. In addition, optical/nIR spectroscopy and X-ray data also point to the presence of obscured AGN activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironment and the Formation of Galaxies: 30 Years Later
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of Symposium 2 of JENAM 2010
EditorsIgnacio Ferreras, Anna Pasquali
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages185-187
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783642202858
ISBN (Print)9783642202841
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd JENAM Symposium: Environment and the Formation of Galaxies: 30 Years Later, JENAM 2010 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1570-6591

Other

Other2nd JENAM Symposium: Environment and the Formation of Galaxies: 30 Years Later, JENAM 2010
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period6/09/1010/09/10

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