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University of Michigan Department of Astronomy1017 Dennison Building500 Church Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042
Office Location(s): 1017 Dennison
PhD, University of Maryland | Key Collaborator: Joel Bregman
High-energy astrophysics of galaxies and galaxy clusters
Edmund Hodges-Kluck studies the hot plasma around and between galaxies to understand how this hot matter interacts with galaxies and influences their evolution. Vast reservoirs of million-degree plasma surround each galaxy, but their origin and fate are unknown. My work attempts to understand the life cycle of this material by using observations to test the predictions of various hypotheses. I work with X-ray, ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio data (with an emphasis on the X-rays, where hot plasma radiates) to determine the rate at which hot plasma falls onto or flows out of galaxies, as well as how this material is heated. The goal is to use these rates to provide tight constraints on models seeking to explain the observed properties of present-day galaxies.
Radio galaxies; active galactic nuclei; gas flows in galactic nuclei; black holes
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