Title: Supermassive Black Hole Science with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time
Abstract: The Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will enable studies of the growing supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) on a truly massive scale. After a brief review of the LSST from an AGN perspective, I will describe the planned selection of tens of millions of AGNs, reaching to z = 7.5 and beyond, using the LSST plus multiwavelength data. I will then briefly highlight examples of exciting relevant LSST science investigations including massive AGN variability studies, transient SMBH fueling events, and high-redshift AGNs. I will end by describing the LSST AGN Science Collaboration (AGN SC), currently composed of about 120 members spanning the globe. The AGN SC aims to lead many of the AGN investigations and is preparing for AGN science with the petabyte deluge of LSST data.
Seminar starts at 12:00 pm and will be held in 538 Davey and virtually via Zoom: https://psu.zoom.us/j/92637070419