AAS 204th Meeting, June 2004
Session 23 Radio and X-ray Studies of AGN
Oral, Monday, May 31, 2004, 2:00-3:30pm, 603/605/607

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[23.02] Evolution of AGN and Clusters in the Chandra Multiwavelength Project

P.J. Green, T.L. Aldcroft, W.A. Barkhouse, R.A. Cameron, D.-W. Kim, M. Kim, A.E. Mossman, J.D. Silverman, B.J. Wilkes, A. Vikhlinin (SAO), Z. Ivezic (Princeton University), ChaMP Collaboration

In the optical a large population of AGN has been missed that is crucial (1) for an unbiased census of accreting supermassive black holes, (2) for understanding their evolution in the context of star- and bulge formation, and (3) to explain the spectral shape of the Cosmic X-ray Background. The Chandra Multiwavelength Project (ChaMP) is a serendipitous survey of the X-ray sky which covers about 14 sq.deg. of sky in the X-ray flux range of -13 to -16 (log 2-10 keV flux, cgs) and includes about 8000 X-ray sources, with markedly decreased bias against absorption. ChaMP optical followup has now classified hundreds of these sources out to z>4. We discuss new results on the high-z X-ray luminosity function and contrast to the evolution of optical quasars. The sample is complemented by X-ray spectral fitting that also measures the evolution of intrinsic absorption with L and z. Finally, we describe our double-pronged optical/X-ray galaxy cluster detection methods and early results.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of NASA grant: AR4-5017X (Chandra).

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