I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I work on observations of AGN feeding and feedback. I use dual AGN and offset AGN to trace AGN feeding in galaxy mergers, and AGN outflows to study feedback effects between an AGN and its host galaxy. I also study the galaxy merger rate and its implications for gravitational waves produced by binary supermassive black holes.Are you a prospective graduate student interested in applying to CU? Please click here.
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Current Members (from left to right):
James Negus: Graduate student working on coronal lines and AGN in MaNGA.
Aimee Schechter: Graduate student working on using simulations to identify mergers in HST galaxies.
Maggie Huber: Graduate student working on supermassive black hole mass estimates for gravitational wave predictions.
Scott Barrows: Postdoc working on Chandra, WISE, and HST observations of offset AGN and dual AGN in galaxy mergers.
Joseph Simon: Postdoc working on the astrophysics of supermassive black hole binaries that produce gravitational waves detectable by pulsar timing arrays.
Aaron Stemo: Formerly a CU graduate student working on SED modeling and Spitzer and Chandra observations of offset AGN and dual AGN in HST galaxies, now a postdoc at Vanderbilt University.
Francisco Müller-Sánchez: Formerly a CU postdoc working on VLA observations and spatially-resolved spectroscopy of dual AGN and AGN outflows, now faculty at the University of Memphis.
Rebecca Nevin: Formerly a CU graduate student working on galaxy mergers in MaNGA, now a postdoc at the CfA.Image credit: PhD Comics, Supermassive Black Holes Explained