© 1997

The Early Universe with the VLT

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

  • Jacqueline Bergeron
Conference proceedings

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

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.


Redshift Supernova active galactic nuclei cosmology early universe galaxy gravitation gravitational lens gravity observatory quasars spectroscopy star telescope universe

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Early Universe with the VLT
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 1–4 April 1996
  • Editors Jacqueline Bergeron
  • Series Title ESO Astrophysics Symposia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-62414-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-22488-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49709-7
  • Series ISSN 1431-2433
  • Series E-ISSN 1611-6143
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 441
  • Number of Illustrations 213 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
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