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Investigating the Effect of Galaxy Interactions on AGN Enhancement at $0.5

@article{Shah2020InvestigatingTE,
  title={Investigating the Effect of Galaxy Interactions on AGN Enhancement at \$0.5},
  author={Ekta A. Shah and Jeyhan S. Kartaltepe and Christina T. Magagnoli and Isabella G. Cox and Caleb T. Wetherell and Brittany N. Vanderhoof and Antonello Calabro and Nima Chartab and Christopher J. Conselice Darren J. Croton and Jennifer L. Donley and Laura de Groot and Alexander de la Vega and Nimish P. Hathi and Olivier Ilbert and Hanae Inami and Dale D. Kocevski and Anton M. Koekemoer and Brian C. Lemaux and Kameswara Bharadwaj Mantha and Stefano Marchesi and Marie Martig and Daniel C. Masters and Elizabeth J. McGrath and Daniel H. McIntosh and Jorge Moreno and Hooshang Nayyeri and Bel'en Alcalde Pampliega and Mara Salvato and Gregory F. Snyder and Amber N. Straughn and Ezequiel Treister and Madalyn E. Weston Rochester Institute of Technology and Lsstc Dsfp Fellow and Inaf Oar and University of California Riverside and University of Nottingham and Swinburne University of Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory and The College of Wooster and Johns Hopkins University and Space Telescope Science Institute and Aix Marseille Universit'e and Hiroshima University and Colby College and University of California Davis and University of Missouri-Kansas City and INAF-OAS Bologna and Clemson University and Liverpool John Moores University and California Institute of Technology. and Pomona College and University of California Irvine and Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Pontificia Universidad Cat'olica de Chile},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2020}
}
Galaxy interactions and mergers are thought to play an important role in the evolution of galaxies. Studies in the nearby universe show a higher AGN fraction in interacting and merging galaxies than their isolated counterparts, indicating that such interactions are important contributors to black hole growth. To investigate the evolution of this role at higher redshifts, we have compiled the largest known sample of major spectroscopic galaxy pairs (2381 with $\Delta V <5000$ km s$^{-1}$) at $0… Expand

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