Cold Gas at High Redshift

Proceedings of a Workshop Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, held in Hoogeveen, The Netherlands, August 28–30, 1995

  • M. N. Bremer
  • P. P. van der Werf
  • H. J. A. Röttgering
  • C. L. Carilli

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 206)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Cold Gas at High Redshift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Colin A. Norman, Robert Braun
      Pages 3-21
  3. Cold Gas and Evolution at Low to Moderate Redshift

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. N. Z. Scoville, M. S. Yun, P. M. Bryant
      Pages 25-35
    3. U. Lisenfeld, R. E. Hills, S. J. E. Radford, P. M. Solomon
      Pages 55-59
    4. Michael Rowan-Robinson
      Pages 61-76
    5. James D. Lowenthal, David C. Koo
      Pages 85-90
  4. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. David H. Weinberg, Lars Hernquist, Neal S. Katz, Jordi Miralda-Escudé
      Pages 93-107
    3. Stanislaw Bajtlik
      Pages 115-120
    4. G. Kauffmann
      Pages 121-136
    5. Michael Rauch
      Pages 137-142
  5. Gas in Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Jacqueline van Gorkom
      Pages 145-157
    3. A. Szomoru
      Pages 159-164

About these proceedings


Recent years have seen increasing evidence that the main epoch of galaxy formation in the universe may be directly accessible to observation. An­ gular fluctuations in the background relict radiation have been detected by various ground-based instruments as well as by the COBE satellite, and suggest that the epoch of galaxy formation was not so very early. Combined optical and radio studies have found galaxies at redshifts above 2. 0, systems that at least superficially show the characteristics expected of large galaxies seen only shortly after their formation. And absorption lines in the spectra of quasars seem to be telling us that most cold gas at early to intermediate cosmological epochs was in clouds having roughly galaxy sized masses. What kinds of new observations will best help us study this high redshift universe in future? What new instruments will be needed? These are questions that loom large in the minds of the Dutch astronom­ ical community as we celebrate 25 years of operation of the Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope. Celebration of this Silver Jubilee has included a birthday party (on 23 June, 1995), a commemorative volume looking at both the history and the future of the facility ("The Westerbork Observa­ tory, Continuing Adventure in Radio Astronomy," Kluwer 1996), and an international workshop, held in the village of Hoogeveen on 28-30 August, 1995.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. N. Bremer
    • 1
  • P. P. van der Werf
    • 1
  • H. J. A. Röttgering
    • 1
  • C. L. Carilli
    • 2
  1. 1.Leiden ObservatoryThe Netherlands
  2. 2.National Radio Astronomy ObservatorySocorroUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7273-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1726-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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