The Early Universe with the VLT

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 1–4 April 1996

  • Jacqueline Bergeron

Part of the ESO Astrophysics Symposia book series (ESO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Introduction

  3. The VLT First Generation Instrument Capabilities as Cosmological Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Alan F. M. Moorwood, Jason Spyromilio
      Pages 21-26
    3. Rainer Lenzen
      Pages 27-34
    4. I. Appenzeller, O. Stahl, S. Kiesewetter-K., R.-P. Kudritzki, H. Nicklas, G. Rupprecht
      Pages 35-42
  4. Galaxy Evolution at z ≲ 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. F. Hammer, S. Lilly, D. Crampton, O. Le Fèvre, H. Flores, D. Schade
      Pages 79-86
    3. Matthew Colless
      Pages 87-94
    4. Bruno Leibundgut, Jason Spyromilio
      Pages 95-104
    5. R. Bender, R. P. Saglia, B. Ziegler
      Pages 105-112
    6. Marijn Franx, Pieter G. van Dokkum
      Pages 113-118
    7. Georges Comte, Tigran Movsessyan, Artashes Petrosian
      Pages 126-130
  5. Search for Highest Redshift Galaxies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. O. Le Fèvre, P. Vettolani, J. G. Cuby, D. Maccagni, D. Mancini, A. Mazure et al.
      Pages 143-150
    3. Keith Taylor, Matthew Colless
      Pages 151-155
    4. Matthias Steinmetz
      Pages 156-164
    5. K. Meisenheimer, S. Beckwith, R. Fockenbrock, J. Fried, H. Hippelein, U. Hopp et al.
      Pages 165-172
    6. E. Thommes, R. Fockenbrock, H. Hippelein, K. Meisenheimer, H.-J. Röser
      Pages 173-176
    7. S. Michael Fall
      Pages 177-184
    8. Yannick Mellier, Bernard Fort
      Pages 189-199
    9. F. D. Macchetto
      Pages 200-207
    10. E. Giallongo, S. Charlot, S. Cristiani, S. D’Odorico, A. Fontana
      Pages 208-215
  6. Clusters and Large-Scale Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Simon D. M. White
      Pages 219-230
    3. R. G. Carlberg, H. K. C. Yee, E. Ellingson, S. Morris, R. Abraham, P. Gravel et al.
      Pages 231-238
    4. Guido Chincarini, Luigi Guzzo, Davide Lazzati, Roberto Scaramella
      Pages 239-242
    5. Giampaolo Vettolani, Dario Maccagni
      Pages 243-249
    6. Paul J. Francis
      Pages 258-265
    7. Patrick Petitjean
      Pages 266-273
    8. Mark Dickinson
      Pages 274-282
  7. First Active Objects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Huub Röttgering, George Miley
      Pages 285-299
    3. Andrea Cimatti, Arjun Dey, Wil van Breugel, Robert Antonucci, Todd Hurt, Hyron Spinrad
      Pages 300-303
    4. S. Cristiani, F. La Franca
      Pages 308-311
    5. Michael Rowan-Robinson
      Pages 312-321
    6. Alberto Franceschini, Luigi Danese
      Pages 322-332
    7. Richard G. McMahon
      Pages 333-340
    8. Rachel L. Webster, Michael J. Drinkwater, Paul J. Francis, Frank J. Masci, Bruce A. Peterson
      Pages 341-348
    9. Peter Shaver, Jasper Wall, Ken Kellermann, Carole Jackson, Mike Hawkins
      Pages 349-356
    10. A. Omont, R. G. McMahon, J. Bergeron, P. Cox, S. Guilloteau, E. Kreysa et al.
      Pages 357-360

About these proceedings


This workshop is dedicated to research projects on the early universe, discussing strategies for studying faint distant objects in the optical and infrared spectral regions. This field is evolving very rapidly. Observational constraints on the evolution and formation of galaxies and large-scale structures as well as the cosmic chemical evolution were critically discussed with regard to theory and numerical simulations. In this context, the VLT first-generation instrument capabilities were presented comprehensively and their use as cosmological tools discussed. The concluding remarks focussed on the analysis of various possibilities for the VLT second-generation instrumentation. Many of these topics were covered by invited reviews and talks, as well as contributed talks. They are included in this volume together with the poster papers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Bergeron
    • 1
  1. 1.Science DivisionEuropean Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22488-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49709-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-6143
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