EXTENDING THE FRONTIER OF GALAXY STUDIES IN THE EPOCH OF REIONIZATION
Grant number: FT130101593 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018
This project will study star formation in the farthest protoclusters of galaxies, within the first 300-600 million years after the Big Bang, combining ongoing Hubble Space Telescope observations with computer simulations and theoretical modelling. This project will characterise fundamental open questions on the origin and evolution of the first galaxies and probe cosmic reionization and its topology. It will provide a set of observations complementary to those with radio telescopes, including the Square Kilometre Array that studies the intergalactic medium, and pave the way for observations of systems that will evolve into massive galaxy clusters in today's Universe.
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The selection of high-redshift sources from broadband photometry using the Lyman-break galaxy (LBG) technique is a well establishe..