March 27th, 2013
Star Formation in Dust-Rich Quasars, or Not?
Sophia Dai, SAO Predoctoral Fellow

Abstract: With the Herschel Space Telescope, we have discovered a population of dust-rich broad-emission-line quasars (DBQs) at 0.5 < z < 3.5. They open a unique window to study the star formation environment in the peak of black hole accretion phase, quasars. I will provide a brief summary of my recent work on the SED studies of this population, and talk about their implications in constraining the black hole accretion rate and star formation rate (SFR) in such systems.

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