Astrophysics and Space Science Library

The First Galaxies

Theoretical Predictions and Observational Clues

Editors: Wiklind, Tommy, Mobasher, Bahram, Bromm, Volker (Eds.)

  • Provides state-of-the art knowledge of the origins of the very first stars and galaxies with observational clues and predictions which will lead to a coherent understanding of the early universe
  • Very timely topic, since ample observational and theoretical progress has been made recently
  • Prepares researchers for new observation facilities that will become available in the next 3-5 years
  • Written by active researchers in the field
  • One of the few books covering both observational and theoretical aspects of the Dark Ages of the Universe, with enough background and up-to-date information
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About this book

New observations of the period between the cosmic recombination and the end of reionization are posing intriguing questions about where the first generations of stars were formed, how the first galaxies were assembled, whether these galaxies have low redshift counterparts, and what role the early galaxies played in the reionization process. Combining the new observational data with theoretical models can shed new light on open issues regarding the star formation process, its role in the reionization of the Universe, and the metal enrichment in galaxies at those early epochs.

This volume brings together leading experts in the field to discuss our current level of understanding and what may come in the near future as our observational as well as theoretical tools improve. The book confronts the theory of how the first stars, black holes, and galaxies formed with current and planned observations. This synthesis is very timely, just ahead of the establishment of major new facilities, such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a next-generation, millimeter/sub-millimeter observatory in the Atacama desert (ALMA), and ground-based Extremely Large Telescopes (ELT). Together, they will revolutionize the study of the most distant objects in the Universe.

This volume is aimed at beginning graduate students but can also serve as a reference work for active researchers in the field. Apart from presenting the fundamental concepts involved, it also provides an introduction to the methods and techniques used. The book will also be useful to anyone with an astrophysical background who needs an effective starting point for learning about the first stars and galaxies.

About the authors

Tommy Wiklind (ESO/Joint ALMA Observatory), Bahram Mobasher (UCLA, Riverside) and Volker Bromm (University of Texas, Austin) are leaders in the field of first stars and first galaxies.

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“The First Galaxies is one of several recent books which attempt to review our current understanding of the rapidly changing research area of astrophysics dealing with the formation, evolution, and impact of the first stars and galaxies to form in the early history of the Universe. … this volume will serve as an excellent research resource for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate researchers studying high-redshift galaxy formation, either from a theoretical or observational standpoint.” (Ross McLure, The Observatory, Vol. 133 (1237), December, 2013)

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eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-32361-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The First Galaxies
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Predictions and Observational Clues
Editors
  • Tommy Wiklind
  • Bahram Mobasher
  • Volker Bromm
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
396
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32362-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32362-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32361-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44860-7
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 430
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