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The First Galaxies in the Universe
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The First Galaxies in the Universe

Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive, self-contained introduction to one of the most exciting frontiers in astrophysics today: the quest to understand how the oldest and most distant galaxies in our universe first formed. Until now, most research on this question has been theoretical, but the next few years will bring about a new generation of large telescopes that promise to supply a flood of data about the infant universe during its first billion years after the big bang. This book bridges the gap between theory and observation. It is an invaluable reference for students and researchers on ear ... More

Keywords: astrophysics, structure, gravitational growth, intergalactic medium, early stars, black holes, galaxy evolution, reionization, 21-cm cosmology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691144917
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abraham Loeb, author
Harvard University

Steven R. Furlanetto, author
University of California, Los Angeles