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Title:Black hole masses and host galaxy properties in distant quasars from reverberation mapping surveys
Author(s):Li, Jennifer
Director of Research:Shen, Yue
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Shen, Yue
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Gammie, Charles F; Vieira, Joaquin; Wong, Tony
Department / Program:Astronomy
Discipline:Astronomy
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Black hole physics
Quasars
Galaxy evolution
Reverberation mapping
Abstract:Powered by accretion onto supermassive black holes (SMBHs), active galactic nuclei (AGNs) and quasars (the most luminous AGNs) are the keys to many outstanding questions in astronomy, including black hole (BH) demographics, BH-host galaxy (co)-evolution, and AGN feedback mechanisms. Reverberation mapping (RM) is the primary technique to measure BH masses beyond the local Universe (z>0.3). RM measures the delay in variability signatures between the accretion disk and the broad-line region (BLR). BH masses can be estimated by combining the BLR radius (inferred from the time delay) and the BLR velocity dispersion (measured from the broad-line width) under the virial assumption. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping (SDSS-RM) project is one of the first large-scale RM campaigns to simultaneously monitor 849 uniformly selected quasars over a broad luminosity (i-mag<21.7) and redshift (0.1
Issue Date:2021-07-14
Type:Thesis
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/113185
Rights Information:Copyright 2021 Jennifer Li
Date Available in IDEALS:2022-01-12
Date Deposited:2021-08


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