CARS awarded two nights of GEMINI NIFS time

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

We were recently awarded two full nights of NIFS observation time by the GEMINI observatory. Adaptive optics-assisted (laser guide star) near-infrared integral-field spectroscopy in the near-infrared will probe the centres of the galaxies on 100pc scales. Together with the optical MUSE data, which covers the large-scale structure, we will be able to study the signatures and impact of AGN outflows from the core out to the entire host. Furthermore, we will study the circumnuclear star formation history and test theoretical and empirical relations between BH accretion and star formation at small scales.