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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof David Alexander

Alexander, D. M. (2017). Cosmic X-ray surveys of active galactic nuclei: The synergy between X-ray and infrared observations. Astronomische Nachrichten 338(2-3): 172-177.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

We briefly review the synergy between X-ray and infrared observations for active galactic nuclei (AGNs) detected in cosmic X-ray surveys, primarily with XMM-Newton, Chandra, and NuSTAR. We focus on two complementary aspects of this X-ray–infrared synergy: (a) the identification of the most heavily obscured AGNs, and (b) the connection between star formation and AGN activity. We also briefly discuss future prospects for X-ray–infrared studies over the next decade.