Galaxies and quasars in the early Universe: recent results and future prospects from sub-millimeter observations
In recent years, major changes were done at the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer and 30-meter telescope, in particular in the areas of receivers and back-ends. These enhancements increased in significant ways both the sensitivity and the efficiency of both IRAM facilities. I will present results obtained on high-z (2 < 6.4) sub-millimeter galaxies and quasars that illustrate the progress that has been made, emphasizing recent follow-up observations of sources that were uncovered in the Herschel surveys. The talk will end with a presentation of the future projects that are currently under discussion at IRAM, including the NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA), as well as the prospects offered by ALMA.
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Pierre Cox is a currently director of the Institut de Radioastronomie Millimetrique (IRAM) and Directeur de Recherche at the CNRS. Pierre Cox worked on a variety of topics including galactic star formation, interstellar dust and evolved stars mainly using infrared and sub/millimeter facilities. Today is main interest is in the study of galaxies and quasars in the early universe, uncovering the properties of their molecular gas content and exploring the conditions of star formation in these extreme objects. He is the author of over 200 refereed papers.