EXTRAGALACTIC ASTRONOMY AT MSSL

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Welcome to the home page of the Extragalactic Team here at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. These pages are intended to provide information for other researchers and for interested members of the public alike. For anyone unfamiliar with the subject of Active Galactic Nuclei or `AGN' (which include Seyfert galaxies and quasars), try the Beginner's Guide for a brief description of what these fantastic objects are.


OUR MAJOR TOPICS OF INTEREST ARE:

QUASARS

SEYFERT GALAXIES

NARROW EMISSION LINE GALAXIES

X-RAY BACKGROUND

EXTRAGALACTIC SUB-MM AND IR ASTRONOMY




Members of The Extragalactic Team:

  • C. Ashton
  • A. J. Blustin
  • G. Branduardi-Raymont
  • A. A. Breeveld
  • C. Brocksopp
  • T. Dwelly
  • S. V. Fuerst
  • N. S. Loaring
  • K. O. Mason
  • M. J. Page
  • K. Wu
  • S. Zane

  • Current Areas of Research:

    Population Studies of Active Galactic Nuclei:
    probing the structure and geometry of Seyfert 1s and quasars

    X-ray Evolution of AGN:
    looking back in time. to measure how the number of AGN and their brightness in X-rays have evolved

    Ultra-soft X-ray AGN:
    high temperature emission from the nucleus

    Narrow Emission Line Galaxies:
    starburst galaxies and `mini' Seyfert nuclei

    Submm/IR Astronomy:
    Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background and submm/IR emission from galaxies and quasars.


    More general information about quasars and Seyfert galaxies may be found in the following pages:

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    This page updated by Cynthia H. James (chj@mssl.ucl.ac.uk).
    Last modified 24th November 2004