Abstract

Session
Active Galactic Nuclei
Title of Abstract
Extreme Variability and Changing-Look Quasars in SDSS and Pan-STARRS
Author
Chelsea MacLeod
Co-Authors
Nic Ross (IfA), Alastair Bruce (IfA), Andy Lawrence (IfA)
Institution
Institute for Astronomy, Edinburgh
Summary (maximum 250 words)
We present four new changing-look quasars from
SDSS found serendipitously by two methods: (1)
targeting objects with large-amplitude brightening in
Pan-STARRS, and (2) mining Stripe 82 for
extremely variable quasars with repeat SDSS
+BOSS spectroscopy. Changing-look AGN may
provide a unique probe into the physics of accretion
and BLR structure.
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Schedule

Session Time
13:30 - 15:00
Talk start
14:20
Day
Monday

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