The Unfied Model for AGN 30 years after, and recent support for an Evolutionary Model of AGN

I shall comment on the difficulties faced today by the so called "Unified Model" (UM) for AGN. According to this model,  type1 and type 2 AGN are the same except for a combined effect of orientation and obscuration in the line of sight. In the light of recent observations in various wavelengths we cannot say  that this scenario can hold the test of time,  I will present evidence that suppots an Evolutionary Model, including recent observations in the mid IR. In this context, the UM can play a role in some stages of the evolution of some galaxies.

20/10/2016 - 12:30
Prof. Deborah Dultzin Kessler
IA-UNAM, Mexico