An insight of SMBH-host galaxy coevolution through dual quasar systems

ABSTRACT: I will report on a spectroscopic program to search for dual quasars using Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) images of SDSS quasars, which represent an important stage during galaxy mergers. Using the full sample of six spectroscopically confirmed dual quasars, we find that the black holes in these systems have black hole masses similar to single SDSS quasars as well as their bolometric luminosities and Eddington ratios. We measure the stellar mass of their host galaxies based on 2D image decomposition of the five-band (grizy) optical emission and assess the mass relation between supermassive black holes (SMBHs) and their hosts. Dual SMBHs appear to have elevated masses relative to their host galaxies. Thus mergers may not necessarily align such systems onto the local mass relation, as also suggested by the Horizon-AGN simulation. We suggest that dual luminous quasars are triggered prior to the final coalescence of the two SMBHs, resulting in early mass growth of the black holes relative to their host galaxies.

Shenli Tang (Kavli IPMU / Univ. of Tokyo)
Zoom information: Meeting ID: 822 8287 7472 Passcode: astroPKU Link:
Monday, April 11, 2022 - 1:30PM to Monday, April 11, 2022 - 2:00PM