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Properties of active galactic nuclei in the near-infrared observed with adaptive optics

Grant number: 11/19824-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:João Evangelista Steiner
Grantee:Daniel May Nicolazzi
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The aim of this work is to the study active galactic nuclei (AGN) and their central stellar bulges in the near infrared (K and H bands, when possible) with adaptive optics.We intend to study the structure of AGN, their location within the bulge, the the emission of the continuous and dust emission, the structure and kinematics of the NLR (Narrow Line Region) and the nebular structure of molecular hydrogen, through molecular lines of H2, studying their kinematics, temperature distribution and origin of excitation. We also want to get the map of the properties of stellar kinematics of the bulge, such as velocity, velocity dispersion and Gauss-Hermite moments of h3 and h4. Finally we intend to determine the stellar populations, particularly young population to map indicators of recent starburst phenomena. When possible, we intend to measure the mass of the black hole and compare it with the literature.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MAY, D.; STEINER, J. E. A two-stage outflow in NGC 1068. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 469, n. 1, p. 994-1025, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.
MAY, D.; STEINER, J. E.; RICCI, T. V.; MENEZES, R. B.; ANDRADE, I. S. Digging process in NGC 6951: the molecular disc bumped by the jet. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, v. 457, n. 1, p. 949-970, MAR 21 2016. Web of Science Citations: 4.

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