Title: "Quenching at z ~ 0: Results for AGN and Major Galaxy Mergers"
Abstract: I will present my phenomenological model for AGN at z ~ 0 which is based on the Eddington ratio distribution function. My results show that black hole growth at z ~ 0 can be described by two Eddington ratio distribution functions: one for X-ray and one for radio AGN. The distributions vary in shape, however they are both mass independent. This implies that more massive galaxies are neither more likely to host AGN nor to host high accretion rate AGN. I will show how my results relate to quenching and discuss how this simple, but intuitive model can be used to study further characteristics of the AGN phenomenon.
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