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Galactic Outflows and Feedback in the Astro-H eR

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Project "GOFAR" data sheet

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Organization address
city: HAIFA
postcode: 32000

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 Coordinator Country Israel [IL]
 Project website
 Total cost 198˙836 €
 EC max contribution 198˙836 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-08-01   to  2017-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    University of Maryland US (College Park) partner 0.00


 Project objective

Training: The GOFAR proposal is to train the Technion candidate to work on the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) built by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), for launch soon on the Japanese space observatory Astro-H that will be the working horse of X-Ray Astronomy in the next decade. The X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory at GSFC, the world centre for astrophysical X-ray spectroscopy and instrumentation will set up a data analysis facility at the adjacent University of Maryland (UMD), who will host GOFAR. Owing to its unprecedented combination of spectral resolution and sensitivity between 6 – 7 keV, the SXS will detect and measure, better than ever before, the hottest and most ionized X-ray astrophysical plasmas. GOFAR will thus position the candidate and his Technion group at the forefront of X-ray astrophysical research in the coming decade, but will also improve his project-management skills for the university hardware projects that he leads.

Research: We propose to develop new spectroscopic diagnostics to match the spectral resolving power and sensitivity of the SXS for K- and L- shell ions in both photo- and collisionally- ionized plasmas, focusing on active galactic nuclei (AGN) outflows. We will measure the most ionized components of the winds, implied previously to dominate the outflow mass and energy. We propose to measure the location, mass outflow rate, and kinetic power of the wind, which govern its influence on the host galaxy. This will be the first opportunity to confirm and measure in detail the fastest components of AGN winds that were claimed to reach a fraction of the speed of light (~ 0.1c). Since the kinetic power in the wind scales as the outflow velocity cubed, these components are the most promising AGN energy feedback, and for enriching the intergalactic medium (IGM). We will attempt to identify absorption from filaments of the IGM, which represent the long sought-after missing atoms of the Universe.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 M. Mehdipour, J. S. Kaastra, G. A. Kriss, N. Arav, E. Behar, S. Bianchi, G. Branduardi-Raymont, M. Cappi, E. Costantini, J. Ebrero, L. Di Gesu, S. Kaspi, J. Mao, B. De Marco, G. Matt, S. Paltani, U. Peretz, B. M. Peterson, P.-O. Petrucci, C. Pinto, G. Ponti, F. Ursini, C. P. de Vries, D. J. Walton
Chasing obscuration in type-I AGN: discovery of an eclipsing clumpy wind at the outer broad-line region of NGC 3783
published pages: A28, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731175
Astronomy & Astrophysics 607 2019-07-23
2016 E. S. Kammoun, G. Risaliti, D. Stern, H. D. Jun, M. Graham, A. Celotti, E. Behar, M. Elvis, F. A. Harrison, G. Matt, D. J. Walton
Coronal properties of the luminous radio-quiet quasar QSO B2202–209
published pages: 1665-1671, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2897
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 465/2 2019-07-23
2017 Ehud Behar, Uria Peretz, Gerard A. Kriss, Jelle Kaastra, Nahum Arav, Stefano Bianchi, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Massimo Cappi, Elisa Costantini, Barbara De Marco, Laura Di Gesu, Jacobo Ebrero, Shai Kaspi, Missagh Mehdipour, Stéphane Paltani, Pierre-Olivier Petrucci, Gabriele Ponti, Francesco Ursini
Multi-wavelength campaign on NGC 7469
published pages: A17, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629943
Astronomy & Astrophysics 601 2019-07-23
2015 M. Whewell, G. Branduardi-Raymont, J. S. Kaastra, M. Mehdipour, K. C. Steenbrugge, S. Bianchi, E. Behar, J. Ebrero, M. Cappi, E. Costantini, B. De Marco, L. Di Gesu, G. A. Kriss, S. Paltani, B. M. Peterson, P.-O. Petrucci, C. Pinto, G. Ponti
Anatomy of the AGN in NGC 5548
published pages: A79, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201526742
Astronomy & Astrophysics 581 2019-07-23
2016 K. Fukumura, F. Tombesi, D. Kazanas, C. Shrader, E. Behar, I. Contopoulos
Fast ionized X-ray absorbers in AGNs
published pages: 454-458, ISSN: 0004-6337, DOI: 10.1002/asna.201612329
Astronomische Nachrichten 337/4-5 2019-07-23
2018 D.-H. Kwon, W. Lee, S. Preval, C.P. Ballance, E. Behar, J. Colgan, C.J. Fontes, T. Nakano, B. Li, X. Ding, C.Z. Dong, Y.B. Fu, N.R. Badnell, M. O’Mullane, H.-K. Chung, B.J. Braams
Iso-nuclear tungsten dielectronic recombination rates for use in magnetically-confined fusion plasmas
published pages: 250-262, ISSN: 0092-640X, DOI: 10.1016/j.adt.2017.04.002
Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 119 2019-07-23
2016 J. N. Reeves, V. Braito, E. Nardini, E. Behar, P. T. O’Brien, F. Tombesi, T. J. Turner, M. T. Costa
published pages: 20, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/824/1/20
The Astrophysical Journal 824/1 2019-07-23
2015 Ranieri D. Baldi, Ehud Behar, Ari Laor, Assaf Horesh
Milimetre-band variability of the radio-quiet nucleus of NGC 7469
published pages: 4277-4281, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2284
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 454/4 2019-07-23
2016 Ranieri D. Baldi, Alessandro Capetti, Andrew Robinson, Ari Laor, Ehud Behar
Radio-loud Narrow Line Seyfert 1 under a different perspective: a revised black hole mass estimate from optical spectropolarimetry
published pages: L69-L73, ISSN: 1745-3933, DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/slw019
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 458/1 2019-07-23
2016 M. Cappi, B. De Marco, G. Ponti, F. Ursini, P.-O. Petrucci, S. Bianchi, J. S. Kaastra, G. A. Kriss, M. Mehdipour, M. Whewell, N. Arav, E. Behar, R. Boissay, G. Branduardi-Raymont, E. Costantini, J. Ebrero, L. Di Gesu, F. A. Harrison, S. Kaspi, G. Matt, S. Paltani, B. M. Peterson, K. C. Steenbrugge, D. J. Walton
Anatomy of the AGN in NGC 5548
published pages: A27, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201628464
Astronomy & Astrophysics 592 2019-07-23
2016 Lee Yacobi, Dafne Guetta, Ehud Behar
published pages: 89, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/823/2/89
The Astrophysical Journal 823/2 2019-07-23
2016 U. Peretz, M. Orio, E Behar, A. Bianchini, J. Gallagher, T. Rauch, B. Tofflemire, P. Zemko
published pages: 2, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/829/1/2
The Astrophysical Journal 829/1 2019-07-23
2016 R. W. Goosmann, T. Holczer, M. Mouchet, A.-M. Dumont, E. Behar, O. Godet, A. C. Gonçalves, S. Kaspi
The thermal instability of the warm absorber in NGC 3783
published pages: A76, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201425199
Astronomy & Astrophysics 589 2019-07-23

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