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AST Faculty Andy Robinson and AST Phd Students presented at Torus 2015 Workshop

September 14, 2015

Dr. Andy Robinson, recent AST graduate Dr. Davide Lena and current AST Ph.D. student Triana Almeyda presented results from several research projects at the Torus 2015 Workshop, hosted by the University of Southhampton in Winchester, UK, September 14 - 17. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss recent progress in understanding the so-called "dusty molecular torus", that surrounds the central supermassive back holes in active galactic nuclei. Triana was selected to give an oral presentation on her work developing computer simulations of the time-dependent response of the infrared dust emission from the torus to variations in the AGN luminosity. Dr. Robinson’s team also presented posters based on three recent publications, led by Dr. Lena (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...806...84L), AST Ph.D. student Billy Vazquez (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...801..127V) and former post-doc Dr. Dinalva Sales (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...799...25S).