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Paper: Offset Active Galactic Nuclei
Monograph: 7, Science with a Next Generation Very Large Array
Page: 763
Authors: Blecha, L.; Brisken, W.; Burke-Spolaor, S.; Civano, F.; Comerford, J.; Darling, J.; Lazio, T. J. W.; Maccarone, T. J.
Abstract: Gravitational-wave (GW) and gravitational slingshot recoil kicks, which are natural products of SMBH evolution in merging galaxies, can produce active galactic “nuclei” that are offset from the centers of their host galaxies. Detections of offset AGN would provide key constraints on SMBH binary mass and spin evolution and on GW event rates. Although numerous offset AGN candidates have been identified, none have been definitively confirmed. The ngVLA offers unparalleled capabilities to identify and confirm candidate offset AGN from sub-parsec to kiloparsec scales, opening a new avenue for multi-messenger studies in the dawn of low-frequency GW astronomy.
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