31 Dec 2012. Radio Feature (german) in the Deutschlandradio on "Das Düstere im Dunkeln. Annäherung an ein Schwarzes Loch" including explanations by K. Jahnke
26 Dec 2012. Again a good year: One graduation (Dading Nugroho), Co-authorship on 11 articles and by now 78 citations for Cisternas, Jahnke+ 2011 and 60 for Jahnke & Maccio 2011.
05 Nov 2012. PostDoc opening in the group to work on a merger-QSO connection at z=2 and the high-mass end of galaxies. Deadline 01 Dec 2012.
31 Oct 2012. The CALIFA survey has its first data release. 100 nearby galaxies observed with the Calar Alto 3.5m instrument PMAS/PPAK. Accopanying paper was accepted the same day!
Welcome to the Emmy Noether-research group at MPIA on the topic of "Coevolution of Galaxies and Black Holes", headed by Dr. Knud Jahnke. The group is funded by the German Science Foundation DFG since 09/2007.
A number of projects studies the influence and interaction of the formation of supermassive black holes in the centers of massive galaxies on the surrounding galaxy. The main aim is to constrain the relative interdependence of galaxy interactions, induced star formation, AGN activity and its effect on the migration of massive galaxies from. Keywords are: Starburst-merger-AGN connection and AGN feedback.
We highlight some of our projects - for a complete listing please see our publication page.
The group consists of:
Former group members:
Individual project areas are:
- Determining the bulge- or stellar mass vs. Black Hole-mass relation of galaxies out to z>2 and constrain its evolution over 10 Gyrs using data from the GEMS and COSMOS galaxy surveys with the HST and Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics assisted Integral Field Spectroscopic data from SINFONI at ESO VLT.
- Studying the incidence of merging of galaxies for active galaxies in COSMOS in direct comparison to inactive galaxies as a function of redshift, luminosity and environment. A crucial aspect is finding the limits of which degree of interaction can actually be seen in HST images as a function of time since a galaxy merger.
- Studying the incidence, mass and ages of star-formation in AGN host galaxies as a function of galaxy luminosity, morphology and signs of interaction. We will use two spectroscopic datasets from FORS2 and the VIMOS IFU at ESO VLT.
- As a separate topic: Automatic detection of the sense of rotation in spiral galaxies using advanced classification methods.
Please see the projects page for more detailed highlights.