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ESO-Athena Synergy White Paper

P. Padovani
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M. Diaz Trigo
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S. Ettori
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E. Hatziminaoglou
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P. Jonker
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M. Salvato
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S. Viti
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C. Adami
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J. Aird
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D. Alexander
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P. Casella
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C. Ceccarelli
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E. Churazov
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M. Cirasuolo
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E. Daddi
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A. Edge
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C. Feruglio
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V. Mainieri
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S. Markoff
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A. Merloni
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F. Nicastro
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P. O'Brien
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L. Oskinova
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F. Panessa
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E. Pointecouteau
A. Rau
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J. Robrade
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J. Schaye
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F. Stoehr
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L. Testi
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F. Tombesi
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Abstract

The Advanced Telescope for High ENergy Astrophysics (Athena) is the X-ray observatory mission selected by ESA within its Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 programme to address the Hot and Energetic Universe scientific theme. The ESO-Athena Synergy Team (EAST) has been tasked to single out the potential scientific synergies between Athena and optical/near-infrared (NIR) and sub/mm ground based facilities, in particular those of ESO (i.e., the VLT and ELT, ALMA and APEX), by producing a White Paper to identify and develop the: 1. needs to access ESO ground-based facilities to achieve the formulated Athena science objectives; 2. needs to access Athena to achieve the formulated science objectives of ESO facilities contemporary to Athena; 3. science areas where the synergetic use of Athena and ESO facilities in the late 2020s will result in scientific added value. Community input to the process happened primarily via a dedicated ESO - Athena Synergy Workshop that took place on Sept. 14 - 16, 2016 at ESO, Garching. This White Paper presents the results of the EAST's work, sorted by synergy area, and deals with the following topics: 1. the Hot Universe: Early groups and clusters and their evolution, Physics of the Intracluster medium, Missing baryons in cosmic filaments; 2. the Energetic Universe: Supermassive black hole (SMBH) history, SMBH accretion disks, Active Galactic Nuclei feedback - Molecular outflows, Ultra-fast outflows, Accretion Physics, Transient Science; 3. Observatory Science: Star Formation, Stars. It then discusses the optical-NIR-sub-mm perspective by providing details on VLT/MOONS, the E-ELT instruments, in particular the MOS, VISTA/4MOST, the ESO and ALMA archives, future ALMA and ESO developments, and finally the (likely) ESO - Athena astronomical scene in the 2020s. (abridged)

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obspm-03998950 , version 1 (21-02-2023)

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P. Padovani, F. Combes, M. Diaz Trigo, S. Ettori, E. Hatziminaoglou, et al.. ESO-Athena Synergy White Paper. 2017. ⟨obspm-03998950⟩
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