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Early star-forming galaxies and the reionization of the Universe

Robertson, Brant E. and Ellis, Richard S. and Dunlop, James S. and McLure, Ross J. and Stark, Daniel P. (2010) Early star-forming galaxies and the reionization of the Universe. Nature, 468 . pp. 49-55. ISSN 0028-0836.

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Star-forming galaxies trace cosmic history. Recent observational progress with the NASA Hubble Space Telescope has led to the discovery and study of the earliest known galaxies, which correspond to a period when the Universe was only ~800 million years old. Intense ultraviolet radiation from these early galaxies probably induced a major event in cosmic history: the reionization of intergalactic hydrogen.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Published online 03 November 2010. We thank A. Klypin for the use of his cosmological simulation, and A. Loeb, A .Shapley and L.Hernquist for comments. B.E.R. acknowledges support from a Hubble Fellowship. R.S.E. acknowledges the hospitality of Leiden Observatory. J.S.D. acknowledges the support of the Royal Society through a Wolfson Research Merit award, and also the support of the European Research Council through the award of an Advanced Grant. R.J.M. acknowledges the support of the Royal Society through a University Research Fellowship. D.P.S. acknowledges financial support from an STFC postdoctoral research fellowship and a Schlumberger Research Fellowship at Darwin College. Author Contributions: B.E.R. and R.S.E. wrote the main manuscript text. B.E.R. performed the calculations presented in Box 2 and Figs 1–3. J.S.D. and R.J.M. prepared and analysed the data presented in Box 3. D.P.S. prepared and analysed the data presented in Fig. 4. All authors reviewed, discussed and commented on the manuscript.
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Official Citation:Robertson, B. E., R. S. Ellis, et al. (2010). "Early star-forming galaxies and the reionization of the Universe." Nature 468(7320): 49-55.
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