Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution
The IAU Commission X1is a Cross-Division D-J that has as main goal to promote the development of research on Supermassive Black Holes, AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei) and star formation feedback and their role in galaxy evolution.
With this commission we aim at fostering interaction between theorists and observers from across the electromagnetic spectrum in order to investigate the interplay among the growth of SMBHs and galaxies, including the effects of the environment.
We intend to bridge the studies on feedback from the “galaxy evolution community”, that focus mostly in the role of star formation, and the “AGN community”, which concentrate on feedback from the environs of the nuclear SMBH, in order to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution.
Commission X1 was created in 2015 with the attached Rationale and Goals.
Official homepage of Commission X1 at IAU
Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann (President)
Christine Jones (Vice-President)
William Richard Forman (Advisor – Past President)
Daniel Michael Crenshaw
Sera B. Markoff
Gabriel W. Pratt
Members of our Commission have submitted two Letters of Intent for Symposia in the year 2020:
Non-GA Symposium (Pune-India): Clusters, AGN outflows and feedback: From X-ray to Radio
Non-GA Symposium (Bento Gonçalves – Brazil):Galaxy Evolution and Feedback Across Different Environments