Results from CanariCam Polarimetry: A Mid-Infrared Polarized View of Active Galactic Nuclei

Dr. Enrique Lopez Rodriguez

Abstract

Little is known about the mid-infrared (MIR) polarization at high-angular resolution of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN), however, the polarimetric mode of CanariCam on the 10.4-m Gran Telescopio CANARIAS has opened a new window to reveal its core. We have found a variety of results: 1) A Highly polarized synchrotron emission in the core of Cygnus A; 2) a very complex MIR polarization structures in and around the core of NGC 1068; and 3) a very low polarized core of Mrk 231. In this talk, I will present new CanariCam polarimetric results on several AGN which provide key information on our understanding of the AGN structure and jet formation.

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Results from CanariCam Polarimetry: A Mid-Infrared Polarized View of Active Galactic Nuclei
Dr. Enrique Lopez Rodriguez
Universidad de Texas en San Antonio
Tuesday May 19, 2015 - 12:30  (Aula)
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