research & publications

My research group and I have authored or co-authored over 140 refereed journal articles and many dozens of conference presentations and white papers. A full list of publications on ADSastro-ph, and Google Scholar. Our work has been generously supported by over $3 million in external grants from the NSF, NASA, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and other sources. My full CV is here.

Much of our group’s research focuses on studying large populations of active galactic nuclei (AGN) from multiwavelength surveys. My work aims to explore the links between the fueling of black hole growth and the evolution of host galaxies and large-scale structures.

For a review of the general field of obscured AGN, see our review article, Hickox & Alexander 2018, “Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei” in Annual Review of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 56. For an extensive review of AGN and galaxy evolution research motivated by the workshop in Durham on What Drives the Growth of Black Holes?, see our review article (Alexander & Hickox 2012) in New Astronomy Reviews.

For a brief overview of this field geared toward a more general audience, see Supermassive Black Holes and the Growth of Galaxies, which appeared in the UK magazine The Astronomer in March/April 2011.

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Dartmouth College
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Last updated 6 March 2021