Merger Histories and Environments of Dwarf AGN in IllustrisTNG

@article{Kristensen2021MergerHA,
  title={Merger Histories and Environments of Dwarf AGN in IllustrisTNG},
  author={Mikkel Theiss Kristensen and Kevin A. Pimbblet and Brad K. Gibson and Samantha J. Penny and Sophie Koudmani},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2021},
  volume={922}
}
The relationship between active galactic nuclei (AGN) activity and environment has been long discussed, but it is unclear if these relations extend into the dwarf galaxy mass regime—in part due to the limits in both observations and simulations. We aim to investigate if the merger histories and environments are significantly different between AGN and non-AGN dwarf galaxies in cosmological simulations, which may be indicative of the importance of these for AGN activity in dwarf galaxies, and… 

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