AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 78 Quasars and QSOs
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[78.17] Poststarburst Quasars in the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey

A. M. Diamond-Stanic (Carleton College), M. S. Brotherton (University of Wyoming)

Poststarburst quasars are broad-lined AGN which also possess Balmer jumps and high-n Balmer absorption lines indicative of very luminous A-type stellar populations with ages on the order of 100 Myr. These "Q+A" objects may be an evolutionary stage in the transistion of ultraluminous infrared galaxies into normal quasars, or simply reveal a type of galaxy interaction that triggers both star formation and nuclear activity. I present initial results regarding the characterization of the Q+A population in Data Release One of the Sloan Digitial Sky Survey.

This work has been supported by NSF REU site grant AST 0097356.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: diamonda@carleton.edu

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