Observations with the GMRT (Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope) and AGN feedback implications of brightest group galaxies in the local Universe

Konstantinos Kolokythas, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune University Campus, India
Much of the evolution of galaxies takes place in groups where feedback has the greatest impact on galaxy formation. By using an optically selected, statistically complete sample of 53 nearby groups (<80 Mpc; CLoGS sample), observed at both radio (GMRT) and X-ray (Chandra and XMM-Newton) frequencies, my work aims to characterize the radio-AGN population in groups and examine their impact on the intra-group gas and member galaxies. In this talk, I will present results from the study of the 26 central brightest group early-types (BGEs) from the high richness CLoGS sub-sample. 
Using the sensitivity to older electron populations at 235 MHz and the resolution at 610 MHz as a key to identify past and current AGN activity, I will discuss the radio properties (morphology, spectral index) that central group radio sources present in our sample, along with information on the energetics and the group environment that they lie into, in combination with findings from the X-ray observations. I will conclude the talk with the latest results obtained for the BGEs using multiple wavelengths (GALEX FUV, K band) that are crucial in examining the evolution of galaxy groups.

Category Seminar
Location: Onsala rymdobservatorium, space observatory,
Starts: 09 January, 2019, 10:30
Ends: 09 January, 2019, 11:30

Published: Sun 28 Oct 2018.