Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm?

  title={Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm?},
  author={David Elbaz and Knud Jahnke and E. E. Pantin and Damien le Borgne and G{\'e}raldine Letawe},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. We discuss observational evidence that quasars play a key role in the formation of galaxies, starting from the detailed study of the quasar HE0450−2958 and extending the discussion to a series of converging evidence that radio jets may trigger galaxy formation. Methods. We use mid infrared imaging with VISIR at the ESO-VLT to model the mid to far infrared energy distribution of the system and the stellar population of the companion galaxy using optical VLT-FORS spectroscopy. The results… 

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