A Caltech Library Service

In Pursuit of High Redshift Galaxies

Rampazzo, Roberto and D’Onofrio, Mauro and Zaggia, Simone and Djorgovski, Stanislav George and Elmegreen, Debra M. and Poggianti, Bianca M. and Calzetti, Daniela and Combes, Francoise and Longair, Malcolm S. and Bromm, Volker (2016) In Pursuit of High Redshift Galaxies. In: From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies: Dialogues on a Century of Research. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.435. Springer , Cham, pp. 479-508. ISBN 978-3-319-31004-6.

Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Some contributions in Chap. 1 have highlighted the impact of the discovery in the 1960s of a handful of radio galaxies and Quasars in the redshift range z ∼ 0.2–0.4. About 40 years later, at the end of the twentieth Century, the systematic exploration of galaxies reached z ∼ 1–3. The combination of HST deep imaging and the coming into operation of the 8–10 m class telescopes with their spectroscopic capabilities, move ahead the limits. At the same time, astronomers greatly improved their strategies to hunt high-redshift galaxies. Today, it is not infrequent the spectroscopic confirmation of galaxies at z ∼ 7–8, pushing the detection limits more or less to the end of the re-ionization era. The gauntlet to observe the so called “first galaxies”, i.e. those assembling during the first billion years of the cosmic time, is throw down.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Rampazzo, Roberto0000-0001-5318-9183
Zaggia, Simone0000-0001-6081-379X
Djorgovski, Stanislav George0000-0002-0603-3087
Elmegreen, Debra M.0000-0002-1392-3520
Poggianti, Bianca M.0000-0001-8751-8360
Calzetti, Daniela0000-0002-5189-8004
Combes, Francoise0000-0003-2658-7893
Additional Information:© 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:435
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170621-105114368
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:78409
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:21 Jun 2017 17:58
Last Modified:09 Mar 2020 13:19

Repository Staff Only: item control page