X1 – Cross-Division D-J Commission Supermassive Black Holes, Feedback and Galaxy Evolution


The IAU Commission X1is a Cross-Division D-J that has as main goal to promote the development of research on Supermassive Black Holes, AGN (Active Galactic Nuclei) and star formation feedback and their role in galaxy evolution.

With this commission we aim at fostering interaction between theorists and observers from across the electromagnetic spectrum in order to investigate the interplay among the growth of SMBHs and galaxies, including the effects of the environment.

We intend to bridge the studies on feedback from the "galaxy evolution community", that focus mostly in the role of star formation, and the `"AGN community", which concentrate on feedback from the environs of the nuclear SMBH, in order to advance our understanding of galaxy evolution.

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Division D High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics
Division J Galaxies and Cosmology

Christine Jones

Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
High Energy Astrophysics Division
MS 2
60 Garden Str
Cambridge MA 02138-1516
Massachusetts (MA)
United States

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
January 26, 2022

Jong-Hak WOO

Seoul National University
Astronomy Program, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Kwanak-Ro 1 Kwanak-Gu
Seoul 08826
Korea, Rep of

NCA adherence: Korea, Rep of

Last updated:
February 23, 2021

Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann

Inst de Física
Campus do Vale
CP 15051
Porto Alegre, RS 91501-970
Rio Grande do Sul (RS)

NCA adherence: Brazil

Last updated:
November 6, 2018

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