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Galaxy Formation and Evolution

  • 7.5 credits
Hubble Ultra Deep Field.
Close to 10,000 galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team

This course treats the formation and evolution of galaxies from a cosmological perspective and in this it connects closely to state of art research. Concepts which will be taught include: Growth and collapse av density fluctuations in an expanding Universe; baryonic processes connected to structure and galaxy formation; the intergalactic medium; cosmic reionization and the first galaxies; observations of high redshift galaxies; the chemical, morphological, spectral and luminosity evolution of galaxies; galactic inflows and outflows; hierarchical galaxy evolution; the large scale structure of the Universe and how it developed; galaxy clusters; baryonic oscillations; the development of quasars and the growth of massive black holes.