Probing the early Universe with radio galaxies

Prof. George Miley

Abstract

Luminous high-redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs) are associated with the most massive known galaxies in the early Universe. These galaxies have the properties expected of the progenitors of dominant galaxies in rich clusters.
I shall describe the properties of HzRGs and demonstrate how they can be used to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and clusters. I shall also show how LOFAR, the new European radio telescope, can be used to extend these probes into the epoch of reionisation.

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Probing the early Universe with radio galaxies
Prof. George Miley
Sterrewacht, Univ. Leiden, the Netherlands
Tuesday January 26, 2010
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