Probing AGN Physics with Variability Studies
Title: Probing AGN Physics with Variability Studies
Speaker: Yongquan Xue (USTC)
Time: 3 pm, Nov. 29(Thursday)
Location: Lecture Hall, 3rd floor
Abstract: Variability is a defining and ubiquitous feature of active galactic nuclei (AGNs), and variability studies are valuable for probing AGN physical properties. In this talk, I will share with you two aspects of our recent works regarding AGN variability, after providing the relevant background information. One aspect of our works can be threaded with AGN X-ray power spectral density, and the other aspect of our works is centered around quasar UV/optical stochastic variability. Finally, I will briefly summarize my talk and discuss future prospects.