During the last ten years many convincing evidences about the existence of mildly relativistic outflows from the inner regions of active galactic nuclei (AGN) have been piled-up. Given the energetics involved, these flows are supposed to originate very close the last stable orbit around super massive black-holes.
Coupled with few of these outflows, there are some indications of matter inflows. This would imply that the matter may experience velocity changes and, thus, may be used, studying its dynamics, as test-particle to probe the potential well around the SMBH.
Methods: time resolved analysis of low-revolution X-ray spectra of radio quite AGN. This study will be based on the usage of archival XMM-Newton and Suzaku data.



Project web page:TBD

IASF BO tutor: Mauro Dadina