Young stellar populations in type II quasars: timing the onset of star formation and nuclear activity

  title={Young stellar populations in type II quasars: timing the onset of star formation and nuclear activity},
  author={Patricia S. Bessiere and Clive Tadhunter and Cristina Ramos Almeida and Montse Villar-Martin and Antonio Cabrera-Lavers},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Despite the emerging morphological evidence that luminous quasar-like active galactic nuclei (AGN) are triggered in galaxy mergers, the natures of the triggering mergers and the order of events in the triggering sequence remain uncertain. In this work, we present a detailed study of the stellar populations of the host galaxies of 21 type II quasars, with the aim of understanding the sequence of events between the onset of the merger, the triggering of the associated starburst and the… 
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