X-Ray survey results on active galaxy physics and evolution

W. N. Brandt, D. M. Alexander, F. E. Bauer, C. Vignali

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This "pedagogical" review describes the key Chandra and XMM-Newton extragalactic surveys to date and details some of their implications for active galaxy physics and evolution. We additionally highlight two topics of current widespread interest: (1) X-ray constraints on the active galactic nucleus content of luminous submillimeter galaxies, and (2) the demography and physics of high-redshift (z > 4) active galaxies as revealed by X-ray observations. Finally, we discuss prospects for future X-ray surveys with Chandra, XMM-Newton, and upcoming missions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhysics of Active Galactic Nuclei at all Scales
EditorsDanielle Alloin, Rachel Johnson, Paulina Lira
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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