After the Dark Ages: When Galaxies were Young (The Universe at 2<z<5): Ninth Astrophysics Conference: College Park, Maryland, 12-14 October 1998 / Edition 1

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This conference was devoted to new developments in our understanding of the high redshift universe. Observations from across the electromagnetic spectrum are presented, as well as their theoretical interpretation. These new findings are altering astronomers' views about how and when the familiar structures of stars and galaxies formed and evolved.
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Looking for hot topics that would interest both observers and theoreticians, the conference organizers hit on early galaxy formation; at the time only a few measurements barely scraping z=5 had been announced, but by the time the scientists actually gathered that threshold had been thoroughly shattered. The 60 papers cover the earliest structures; the first discrete structures; the galaxy formation renaissance; the largest structures; galaxy formation and mergers; QSOs, AGN, and the CXRB; star formation history; gamma ray bursts; and next generation capabilities. They are supported by introductory overviews, a conference summary, and a table of physical constants inside the back cover. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Beyond the Bright Searchlight of Science: The Quest for the Edge of the World
V. Trimble
The End of the 'Dark Age'
M. J. Rees
The Cosmic Microwave Background & The Epoch of Galaxy Formation
S. P. Oh, D. N. Spergel
Empirical Constraints on the First Stars and Quasars
Z. Haiman, A. Loeb
Formation of Galactic Bulges 48
N. Y. Gnedin, M. L. Norman, J. P. Ostriker
From Cosmological Initial Conditions to Primordial Protostellar Cloud Cores
M. L. Norman, T. Abel, G. Bryan
Models for High-Redshift Ly(alpha) Emitters
Z. Haiman, M. Spaans
Do Small-Scale Dark Matter Fluctuations Govern the Fragmentation of Primordial Gas? 68
V. Bromm, P. Coppi, R. Larson
MOND in the Early Universe
S. McGaugh
Quasar Absorption Line Studies of Galaxies and the Intergalactic Medium at z > 1.5 79
L. J. Storrie-Lombardi
Simulating Galaxy Evolution
J. Silk, R. Bouwens
Clustering of Ionizing Sources
S. P. Oh
Making Damped Lyman-(alpha) Systems in Semi-Analytic Models
A. H. Maller, R. S. Somerville, J. X. Prochaska (et al.)
The Lyman Alpha Forest in Hierarchical Cosmologies
M. Machacek, G. L. Bryan, P. Anninos (et al.)
NICMOS Observations of the HDF
R. I. Thompson, R. J. Weymann, L. J. Storrie-Lombardi
A Complete NICMOS Map of the Hubble Deep Field North
M. Dickinson
Flux Limited Redshift Surveys in the Optical and Submillimeter
L. L. Cowie, A. J. Barger, A. Songaila
Lyman Break Galaxies at z ~ 3: Giants or Dwarfs?
J. D. Lowenthal, L. Simard, D. Koo
Cosmological Implications of Lyman-Break Galaxy Clustering
R. H. Wechsler, M. A. K. Gross, J. R. Primack (et al.)
Distant Large Scale Structures
R. Mushotzky
Results from the CASTLES Survey of Gravitational Lenses
C. S. Kochanek, E. E. Falco, C. D. Impey (et al.)
Two-point Correlation Functions of High-redshift Objects on a Light-cone
K. Yamamoto, Y. Suto
Gravitational Lensing and the Hubble Deep Field
A. R. Cooray, J. M. Quashnock, M. C. Miller
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in Galaxy Clusters
A. R. Cooray, J. E. Caristrom, L. Grego (et al.)
Mergers and Galaxy Assembly
J. E. Barnes
Clues from Deep HST Images to Galaxy Formation and the Role of Mergers
R. A. Windhorst, S. H. Cohen, I. Waddington
Lyman Break Galaxies as Collision-Driven Starbursts
J. S. Bullock, T. S. Kolatt, R. S. Somerville (et al.)
Evidence for Multiple Mergers Among Ultraluminous IR Galaxies
K. D. Borne, H. Bushouse, L. Colina (et al.)
The Symmetry, Color and Morphology of Galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field
C. J. Conselice, M. A. Bershady
Surveys for High-redshift Quasars
D. P. Schneider
X-ray Observations of AGN at Intermediate to High Redshift
K. A. Weaver
The X-ray Background: Echo of Black Hole Formation?
G. Hasinger
Morphology and Dynamics of High Z Radio Galaxies and Quasars
K. C. Chambers
Strong Compact and Extended Radio Sources at High Redshifts
W. K. Rose
The Full Re-Ionization of Helium
J. W. Wadsley, C. J. Hogan, S. F. Anderson
Evolution of the 1.4 GHz Radio Luminosity Function
I. Waddington
Spectroscopy of Quasar Candidates from SDSS Commissioning Data
X. Fan, M. A. Strauss, J. Annis (et al.)
Star Formation and Dust Evolution in High Redshift Radio Galaxies
D. S. DeYoung
Massive X-ray binaries and the X-ray Background
P. Natarajan
A Search for Emission-line Features in the X-ray Spectra of Quasars with 1 < z < 5
T. Yaqoob, S. Zobair
Faint Galaxies, Extragalactic Background Light, and the Reionization of the Universe
P. Madau
Deep sub-mm Surveys With SCUBA
I. Smail, R. Ivison, A. Blain (et al.)
Starburst Galaxies: Implications at High-Redshift
T. M. Heckman
The Star Formation Rate Density of the Local Universe from the KPNO International Spectroscopic Survey
C. Gronwall
Chemical Constraints on the Star Formation History in High Redshift Galaxies
H. A. Kobulnicky, D. Zaritsky, R. C. Kennicutt (et al.)
Implications of Faint Radio Sources for Star Formation History
D. B. Haarsma, R. B. Partridge
A Radio Perspective on Star-Formation in Distant Galaxies
E. A. Richards
A Tentative Detection of the Cosmic Infrared Background at 3.5 (mu)m from COBE/DIRBE Observations
E. Dwek, R. G. Arendt
Calibrating UV Emissivity and Dust Absorption at z(actual symbol not reproducible)3
G. R. Meurer, T. M. Heckman, D. Calsetti
The NICMOS Parallel Program: Grism Survey Results and Emission-Line Candidates
H. I. Teplits, J. P. Gardner, E. Malumuth (et al.)
Recent Discoveries in Gamma Ray Burst Astronomy
N. Gehrels
Gamma-ray Bursts at High Redshift
R. A. M. J. Wijers
A Crisis in the Theory of Gamma Ray Bursts?
H. D. Greyber
GRB Redshift Distribution is Consistent with GRB Origin in Evolved Galactic Nuclei
V. I. Dokuchaev, Y. N. Eroshenko, L. M. Osernoy
The Golden Age for Near-IR Astronomy
E. P. Smith, J. C. Mather
Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Observations of High Redshift Galaxies
D. A. Neufeld
Imaging Distant Dust and Gas: The Millimeter Array
A. Wootten, M. S. Yun
Calibration of the ASTRO-E XRS Detector
M. D. Audley, K. C. Gendreau, R. L. Kelley (et al.)
Science with the Constellation-X Observatory
A. Valinia, N. White, H. Tananbaum (et al.)
An Archival Survey of the HDF-South
K. D. Borne, E. J. Shaya, R. A. White (et al.)
Rapporteur's Conference Summary
D. W. Weedman
App. A: Conference Programme
App. B: List of Attendees
Author Index
Subject Index
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