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High-Redshift Galaxies: Light From the Early Universe

Series: Astronomy and Astrophysics Library Series

By: I Appenzeller

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jun 2008 | #174260 | ISBN-13: 9783540758235
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About this book

Provides a comprehensive account of the scientific results on high-redshift galaxies accumulated during the past ten years. Apart from summarizing and critically discussing the wealth of observational data, the observational methods which made it possible to study these very distant and extremely faint objects are described in detail.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Hochwillkommen ist ! ein Buch, das die bisherigen Forschungsergebnisse zusammenfasst und einer breiteren Leserschaft zuganglich macht. Die Zielgruppe des Autors sind nicht nur Astronomen, sondern alle Wissenschaftler mit Kenntnissen der Physik. ! Das Buch endet mit einem Ausblick in die Zukunft ! Einfluss auf die Forschung vorgestellt. ! Dieses Buch ist in einem sachlich-nuchternem Stil geschrieben und ist ausserst nutzlich fur ! Studenten und Dozenten. Es eignet sich aber auch fur den aktiven Wissenschaftler als Einfuhrung in das Thema oder einen raschen Auberblick." (JOSEF FRIED, in: Sterne und Weltraum, June/2010, Issue 6, S. 112)


Contents

Part I The Context.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The Nearby Universe.- 3 The Past and the Future.- Part II Methods and Tools.- 4 Basic Techniques and their Limitations.- 5 Finding Very Distant Galaxies.- 6 Deriving Physical Parameters.- Part III Observational Results and their Interpretation.- 7 Observed Properties of High-redshift Galaxies.- 8 The Space Distribution of High-redshift Galaxies.- 9 Interactions with the Intergalactic Medium.- 10 Implications.- Part IV An Outlook to the Future.- 11 Ongoing Work.- 12 Future Facilities and their Opportunities.

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Biography

Prof. Immo Appenzeller is the emeritus director of the Heidelberg Observatory (Landessternwarte Heidelberg). From 1994 - 1997 he served as General Secretary of the International Astronomical Union. He was PI or CO of various large national and international instrumentation and research projects. His current main research topics are very distant (young) galaxies, active galaxies and QSOs, massive luminous stars, cosmic X-ray sources, astronomical instrumentation.

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