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The SKA view of the Interplay between SF and AGN Activity and its role in Galaxy Evolution

McAlpine, Kim and Prandoni, Isabella and Jarvis, Matt and Seymour, Nick and Padovani, Paolo and Best, Philip and Simpson, Chris and Guidetti, Daria and Murphy, Eric and Huynh, Minh and Vaccari, Mattia and White, Sarah and Beswick, Rob and Afonso, José and Magliocchetti, Manuela and Bondi, Marco (2014) The SKA view of the Interplay between SF and AGN Activity and its role in Galaxy Evolution. In: Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array (AASKA14). Proceedings of Science. No.215. SISSA , Trieste, Italy, Art. No. 083.

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It has become apparent that active galactic nuclei (AGN) may have a significant impact on the growth and evolution of their host galaxies and vice versa but a detailed understanding of the interplay between these processes remains elusive. Deep radio surveys provide a powerful, obscuration-independent tool for measuring both star formation and AGN activity in high-redshift galaxies. Multiwavelength studies of deep radio fields show a composite population of star-forming galaxies and AGN, with the former dominating at the lowest flux densities (S_(1.4GHz) <100 µJy). The sensitivity and resolution of the SKA will allow us to identify, and separately trace, the total star formation in the bulges of individual high-redshift galaxies, the related nuclear activity and any star formation occurring on larger scales within a disc. We will therefore gain a detailed picture of the apparently simultaneous development of stellar populations and black holes in the redshift range where both star-formation and AGN activity peak (1 ≤ z ≤ 4). In this chapter we discuss the role of the SKA in studying the connection between AGN activity and galaxy evolution, and the most critical technical requirements for such of studies.

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