|Title||Bridging the X-ray Variability Properties of Supermassive and Galactic Black H|
|Author||Dr Brandon Kelly|
|Description||We propose to obtain new XMM light curves of 5 AGN with reverberation-based black hole mass from the Lick AGN Monitoring Project (LAMP) to investigate how their variability properties scale with black hole mass and Eddington ratio. These 5 sources are among the AGN with the smallest measured black hole masses (M_BH = 1E6-1E7 M_Sun), making them an important bridge between the variability properties of supermassive and stellar mass black holes. Moreover, we will use the XMM observations to calibrate X-ray variability as a mass estimator at low masses for AGN, which can be used to search for the seeds of supermassive black holes in nearby bulge less dwarf galaxies.|
|Publication||No observations found associated with the current proposal|
|Instrument||EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2|
|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.
|Publisher And Registrant||European Space Agency|
|Credit Guidelines||European Space Agency, 2015-02-05T23:00:00Z, 072310, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-ce4wkf7|