AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 17. AGN, QSOs and Active Galaxies
Oral, Monday, June 3, 2002, 10:00-11:30am, Ballroom A

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[17.01] Monte Carlo Simulations of Polarization by Scattering near AGNs

R. W. Goosmann, C. M. Gaskell (U. Nebraska)

It has long been known that many AGNs show line and continuum polarization. This polarization contains valuable information about the geometry of emitting, absorbing, and scattering regions. We present results of Monte Carlo simulations of scattering around AGNs. We show how the polarization changes with viewing angles for various geometries and compare the results with observations.

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

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