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Galaxies and large scale structure at high redshifts

Steidel, Charles C. (1998) Galaxies and large scale structure at high redshifts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95 (1). pp. 22-28. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC34185. doi:10.1073/pnas.95.1.22.

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It is now straightforward to assemble large samples of very high redshift (z ∼ 3) field galaxies selected by their pronounced spectral discontinuity at the rest frame Lyman limit of hydrogen (at 912 Å). This makes possible both statistical analyses of the properties of the galaxies and the first direct glimpse of the progression of the growth of their large-scale distribution at such an early epoch. Here I present a summary of the progress made in these areas to date and some preliminary results of and future plans for a targeted redshift survey at z = 2.7–3.4. Also discussed is how the same discovery method may be used to obtain a “census” of star formation in the high redshift Universe, and the current implications for the history of galaxy formation as a function of cosmic epoch.

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Additional Information:© 1998 by The National Academy of Sciences. This paper was presented at a colloquium entitled ‘‘The Age of the Universe, Dark Matter, and Structure Formation,’’ organized by David N. Schramm, held March 21–23, 1997, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. It is a pleasure to thank my collaborators and colleagues, Kurt Adelberger, Mark Dickinson, Mauro Giavalisco, Mindy Kellogg, and Max Pettini, for allowing me to present the results of our joint work. I would like also to acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation through the Young Investigator Program, as well as the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Keck Observatory, without which much of the work described above would not have been possible, is operated jointly by the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, and was made possible by a generous gift from the W. M. Keck Foundation.
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Official Citation:Charles C. Steidel Galaxies and large scale structure at high redshifts PNAS 1998 95 (1) 22-28
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