Accretion properties of low-luminosity active galactic nuclei

Venkatessh Ramakrishnan, Chi Kwan Chan, Neil Nagar

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We aim to leverage the transformational science enabled by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) to study the physics of, and near, the black holes in a sample of galaxies covering a large parameter space in supermassive black hole mass, accretion rate, and jet power. To this end, we work on a sample of nearby galaxies whose directly measured black hole masses and distances imply that 40 micro-arcsec EHT observations will resolve the central engine at <100 Schwarzschild radius resolution. To complement the near-future EHT observations, we attempt to constrain the accretion properties of nearby active galactic nuclei by modeling the broadband spectral energy distribution using a general relativistic Monte Carlo radiative transfer code. These results will provide apriori information that is vital for an accurate ray-tracing of EHT millimeter maps of accretion flows in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1184
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Nov 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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