Active Galactic Nuclei

Chair(s): Triana Almeyda (University of Southampton) & Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University)

AGN Official webpage here

LSST AGN RoadMap Document here

LSST will enable studies of the growing supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in active galactic nuclei (AGNs) on a truly massive scale – LSST plus multiwavelength data should allow the selection of tens of millions of AGNs. LSST will also provide unmatched source statistics on transient SMBH phenomena including stellar tidal disruptions, strong gravitational microlensing events, blazar flares, changing-look sources, and accretion-disk instabilities. This session covered some of these science prospects and promoted planning for them with connections to the AGN Science Collaboration, the Galaxies Science Collaboration, the Transients Science Collaboration, Informatics and Statistics, and the Project.