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Research interests

I study Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) - accreting supermassive black holes at the centres of galaxies.

I am interested in understanding the processes that fuel supermassive black holes, the physical properties of AGN as well as the impact AGN have on their host galaxies. My work is observational and I work with both imaging and spectroscopic data.

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Research Output 2006 2019

The First Swift Intensive AGN Accretion Disk Reverberation Mapping Survey

Edelson, R., Gelbord, J., Cackett, E., Peterson, B. M., Horne, K., Barth, A. J., Starkey, D. A., Bentz, M., Brandt, W. N., Goad, M., Joner, M., Korista, K., Netzer, H., Page, K., Uttley, P., Vaughan, S., Breeveld, A., Cenko, S. B., Done, C., Evans, P. & 15 othersFausnaugh, M., Ferland, G., Gonzalez-Buitrago, D., Gropp, J., Grupe, D., Kaastra, J., Kennea, J., Kriss, G., Mathur, S., Mehdipour, M., Mudd, D., Nousek, J., Schmidt, T., Vestergaard, M. & Villforth, C., 16 Jan 2019, In : Astrophysical Journal. 870, 2, 123.

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Open Access

The host galaxies of FeLoBAL quasars at z$\sim$0.9 are not dominated by recent major mergers

Villforth, C., Herbst, H., Hamann, F., Hamilton, T., Bertemes, C., Efthymiadou, A. & Hewlett, T., 2019, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 483, 2, p. 2441-2452 12 p.

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Open Access
applications of mathematics
active galactic nuclei
4 Citations (Scopus)

Continuum Reverberation Mapping of the Accretion Disks in Two Seyfert 1 Galaxies

Fausnaugh, M. M., Starkey, D. A., Horne, K., Kochanek, C. S., Peterson, B. M., Bentz, M. C., Denney, K. D., Grier, C. J., Grupe, D., Pogge, R. W., De Rosa, G., Adams, S. M., Barth, A. J., Beatty, T. G., Bhattacharjee, A., Borman, G. A., Boroson, T. A., Bottorff, M. C., Brown, J. E., Brown, J. S. & 52 othersBrotherton, M. S., Coker, C. T., Crawford, S. M., Croxall, K. V., Eftekharzadeh, S., Eracleous, M., Joner, M. D., Henderson, C. B., Holoien, T. W. -S., Hutchison, T., Kaspi, S., Kim, S., King, A. L., Li, M., Lochhaas, C., Ma, Z., MacInnis, F., Manne-Nicholas, E. R., Mason, M., Montuori, C., Mosquera, A., Mudd, D., Musso, R., Nazarov, S. V., Nguyen, M. L., Okhmat, D. N., Onken, C. A., Ou- Yang, B., Pancoast, A., Pei, L., Penny, M. T., Poleski, R., Rafter, S., Romero- Colmenero, E., Runnoe, J., Sand, D. J., Schimoia, J. S., Sergeev, S. G., Shappee, B. J., Simonian, G. V., Somers, G., Spencer, M., Stevens, D. J., Tayar, J., Treu, T., Valenti, S., Van Saders, J., Villanueva S., J., Villforth, C., Weiss, Y., Winkler, H. & Zhu, W., 16 Feb 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 854, 1 p., 107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
accretion disks
time lag
5 Citations (Scopus)

Evidence for Merger-driven Growth in Luminous, High-z, Obscured AGNs in the CANDELS/COSMOS Field

Donley, J. L., Kartaltepe, J., Kocevski, D., Salvato, M., Santini, P., Suh, H., Civano, F., Koekemoer, A. M., Trump, J., Brusa, M., Cardamone, C., Castro, A., Cisternas, M., Conselice, C., Croton, D., Hathi, N., Liu, C., Lucas, R. A., Nair, P., Rosario, D. & 10 othersSanders, D., Simmons, B., Villforth, C., Alexander, D. M., Bell, E. F., Faber, S. M., Grogin, N. A., Lotz, J., McIntosh, D. H. & Nagao, T., 23 Jan 2018, In : Astrophysical Journal. 853, 1, 63.

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Open Access
active galactic nuclei
x rays