Scientific Seminars

On the relevance of ultra-fast outflows (UFOs) in AGN

M. Cappi

2012-05-17    11.30    Merate - POE

During the last decade, several observational evidences have been accumulated for the existence of massive, high velocity winds/outflows (aka UFOs) in nearby AGNs and, possibly, distant quasars. I will review here such evidences and discuss their relevance for both understanding the physics of accretion/ejection flows on supermassive black holes, and for quantifying the amount of feedback from AGNs in their host galaxies/group/clusters.