A reconnection model for SEDs of LLAGNs in radio galaxies; new ARA&A by Netzer on the unified model; autobiographical ARA&A by M. Schmidt

Behrouz told us about his recently submitted paper:

Particle Acceleration and Gamma-ray emission due to magnetic reconnection in the core region of radio galaxies 

He can explain the multiwavelength SEDs of low-luminosity AGNs in radio galaxies with some kind of fast reconnection model. The nice feature of his model is that it accounts for the observed TeV emission (MAGIC, HESS). Some questions remain:

  • why would reconnection only be important for radio galaxies which have very strong jets which can certainly be a source of TeV photons?
  • what about the variability? he modeled the steady-state (not flaring) emission of these objects but wouldn’t reconnection predict flaring emission?
  • can thin disks advect enough B to create reconnection in the inner regions?

Papers that I went through very briefly

Merger-driven Fueling of Active Galactic Nuclei: Six Dual and Offset Active Galactic Nuclei Discovered with Chandra and Hubble Space Telescope Observations 

Revisiting the Unified Model of Active Galactic Nuclei. The new ARA&A by Netzer on the unified model. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150500811N

The Accretion Wind Model of the Fermi Bubbles (II): Radiation http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150500892M

Tidal disruption of stars by supermassive black holes: Status of observations http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150501093K

The Best Constraints on A Super-Eddington Accretion Flow: XMM-Newton Observations of An Intermediate-mass Black Hole http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150406190C

There is also an auto-biographical ARA&A written by Marteen Schmidt.

Other papers noticed

Circumnuclear Media and Accretion Rates of Quiescent Supermassive Black Holes http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150500268G

Insights on the Dusty Torus and Neutral Torus from Optical and X-ray Obscuration in a Complete Volume Limited Hard X-ray AGN Sample. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015arXiv150500536D

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