Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 227, Issue 1, pp 25–39

Redshift quantization - a review

  • W. G. Tifft

DOI: 10.1007/BF00678064

Cite this article as:
Tifft, W.G. Astrophys Space Sci (1995) 227: 25. doi:10.1007/BF00678064


Redshift quantization has three main facets: 1) the internal organization of galaxies, 2) differential effects between galaxies in physical systems, 3) global effects linking all galaxies and cosmology. The subject originated as an outgrowth of redshift correlation studies including studies of internal kinematics of galaxies. While possibly central to understanding redshift quantization, this aspect is complex and largely undeveloped. The bulk of the evidence for redshift quantization comes from differential and global periodicity testing. More recently redshift variability has been associated with the phenomenon. Early work in theory led to a determination ofq0 close to 0.5. A new association between quantization and the Cosmic Background Radiation further links redshift quantization with basic cosmology.

Key words

RedshiftsPeriodicitiesCosmic Background RadiationGalaxies

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. G. Tifft
    • 1
  1. 1.Steward ObservatoryUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA