During the course of this conference, much evidence was presented that points to an intimate connection between the energetic outflows driven by AGN and the energy budget and quite possibly also the evolution of their gaseous environments. However, it is still not clear if and how the AGN activity is triggered by the cooling gas, how long the activity lasts for and how these effects give rise to the observed distribution of morphologies of the outflows.
In this contribution we concentrate on the high radio luminosity end of the AGN population. While most of the heating of the environmental gas may be due to less luminous and energetic outflows , these more powerful objects have a very profound influence on their surroundings . We will describe a simple model for powerful radio galaxies and radio-loud quasars that explains the dichotomy of their large-scale radio morphologies as well as their radio luminosity function.
|Title of host publication||HEATING VERSUS COOLING IN GALAXIES AND CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES|
|Editors||H Bohringer, GW Pratt, A Finoguenov, P Schuecker|
|Place of Publication||BERLIN|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference - Garching|
Duration: 6 Aug 2006 → 11 Aug 2006
|Conference||MPA/ESO/MPE/USM Joint Astronomy Conference|
|Period||6/08/06 → 11/08/06|
- EXTRAGALACTIC RADIO-SOURCES
- LUMINOSITY FUNCTION