Behrouz told us about his recently submitted paper:
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
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