Xiaohui Fan

Science Collaboration(s): 
Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)

The University of Arizona is on the founding members of LSSTC. It is also one of the LINCC institutions, is co-located with Rubin/NORILab. There are LSST related research activties across campus as well as in collaboration with NOIRLab, covering many key science and technial areas of LSST. My main interests in LSST is on the evolution of quasars and AGN, espeially at high-redshift, in the context of using them to probe supermassive black hole growth in the early universe, black hole/galaxy co-evolution, the history of cosmic reionization and the roles AGN played in this process. My group has been actively working on precursor high-redshift quasar surveys, developing LSST related simulations of quasar/AGN population, develoging machine-learning based selection methods and spectroscopically follow-up strategies. In addition, my group is also working on strong lensing using LSST data and in quasar reverbration mapping.