Sebastian F. Hönig, Almudena Alonso Herrero, Poshak Gandhi, Makoto Kishimoto, Joerg-Uwe Pott, Jean Surdej, Konrad R. W. Tristram. 2018. New active galactic nuclei science cases with interferometry: An incomplete preview. Experimental Astronomy 46, 3, 413-419
Infrared (IR) interferometry has made widely recognised contributions to the way we look at the dusty environment of supermassive black holes on parsec scales. It finally provided direct evidence for orientation-dependent unification of active galaxies, however it also showed that the classical torus picture is oversimplified. New scientific opportunities for AGN have been suggested, and will soon be carried out, focusing on the dynamical aspects of spectrally and spatially resolved interferometry, as well as the potential to employ interferometry for cosmology. This will open interferometry to new scientific communities.