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Reality and myths of AGN feedback

Feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGNs) remains controversial despite its wide acceptance as necessary to regulate massive galaxy growth. Consequently, we held a workshop in October 2017, at Leiden’s Lorentz Center, to distinguish between the reality and myths of feedback.

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Fig. 1: Schematic representation of the important discussion points during the workshop.


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The great success of this workshop was only possible due to the enormous effort of the scientific organizing committee, B. Husemann, A. Bongiorno, C. Harrison, V. Mainieri and R. Morganti as well as the engagement of all participants. All of the review talks mentioned in this report are available at the Lorentz Center web page for this workshop. Special thanks to N. Tander for the fantastic logistical organization of the meeting and conference dinner. We also acknowledge the substantial financial support by the Lorentz Center for the workshop.

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Husemann, B., Harrison, C.M. Reality and myths of AGN feedback. Nat Astron 2, 196–197 (2018).

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