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AGN Continuum Reverberation Mappin

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory Astrophysics Colloquium

TitleAGN Continuum Reverberation Mappin

Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd floor

Tencent Conference ID: 907-990-040 Password: 6360

Time3:00 pm Dec.15th (Thursday)

SpeakerProf. Hengxiao Guo (SHAO)


Reverberation mapping (RM) is a powerful tool to explore the unresolved central region of active galactic nucleus (AGN), e.g., accretion disk. Determining the structure of accretion disks in AGN is fundamental to understanding the growth of supermassive black holes, confirming the standard thin disk theory, and examining the X-ray reprocessing variability model. However, recent continuum RM suggests that the observed accretion disk size is around three times larger than prediction. In this talk, I will introduce a new component, i.e., diffuse continuum, to explain the discrepancy between observations and theorical predictions.


Dr, Hengxiao Guo obtained his PhD from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO)  in 2016. Before he came back to SHAO as a faculty in 2022, he was a visitor/postdoc at University of Science and Technology of China, University of California, Los Angeles/Irvine, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign from 2015 to 2022. His research interests include AGN variabilityintermediate-mass black hole, reverberation mapping, supermassive black hole binary, changing-look AGN, and tidal disruption event.

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