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Name 009431
Title A Deep XMM-SCUBA Survey: Disentangling AGN And Star Formation At High Redshift


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jt6hpgz
Author Dr Omar Almaini
Description Deep sub-mm surveys have generated considerable excitement, revealing many highly luminous galaxies at high z. Similarly, future X-ray surveys are expected to find vast numbers of obscured AGN. Understanding the link between these populations is the aim of this proposal. If models for the X-ray background are correct, a large fraction of the sub-mm sources should contain AGN, with wide ranging implications. We propose a deep (150ks) XMM exposure centred on the UK 8mJy SCUBA Survey, well matched in area and depth. Combined with scheduled Chandra observations (for accurate positions) we will be able to detect any AGN present *and* obtain X-ray spectra. This will allow a clear-cut test of the nature of these sources and hence the link between AGN and galaxy formation.
Publication No observations found associated with the current proposal
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2002-11-18T03:16:48Z/2002-12-16T20:18:44Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2004-02-02T00:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2004-02-02T00:00:00Z, 009431, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-jt6hpgz