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Galaxy clustering at z ∼ 3

Steidel, C. and Adelberger, K. and Giavalisco, M. and Dickinson, M. and Pettini, M. and Kellogg, M. (1999) Galaxy clustering at z ∼ 3. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 357 (1750). pp. 153-166. ISSN 1364-503X. doi:10.1098/rsta.1999.0320.

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Galaxies at very high redshift (z ∼ 3 or greater) are now accessible to wholesale observation, making possible for the first time a robust statistical assessment of their spatial distribution at look–back times approaching ca. 90% of the age of the universe. This paper summarizes recent progress in understanding the nature of these early galaxies, concentrating in particular on the clustering properties. Direct comparison of the data to predictions and physical insights provided by galaxy and structure formation models is particularly straightforward at these early epochs, and results in critical tests of the ‘biased’ hierarchical galaxy formation paradigm.

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Additional Information:© 1999 The Royal Society. Discussion Meeting Issue ‘Large–scale structure in the Universe’ organized by G. P. Efstathiou, R. S. Ellis, J. E. Gunn and D. York. Much of the work described would not have been possible without the generous gift from the W. M. Keck Foundation that allowed the construction of the Keck Observatory, and the many people involved in building and supporting the telescopes and the low-resolution imaging spectrograph. This work has been financially supported by the US National Science foundation (C.S., K.A., M.K.) and by grant HF-01071.01-94A from the Space Telescope Science Institute (M.G.).
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NASA Hubble FellowshipHF-01071.01-94A
Subject Keywords:cosmology; large-scale structure; galaxy formation; observational cosmology
Issue or Number:1750
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Official Citation:Steidel C., Adelberger K., Giavalisco M., Dickinson M., Pettini M. and Kellogg M. 1999 Galaxy clustering at z ∼ 3 Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 357:153–166
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