The Hubble Deep Field

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The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is the deepest optical image of the Universe ever obtained. It is the result of a 150-orbit observing programme with the Hubble Space Telescope. It provides a unique resource for researchers studying the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. This timely volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the HDF and its scientific impact on our understanding in cosmology. It presents articles by a host of world experts who gathered together at an international conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The contributions combine observations of the HDF at a variety of wavelengths with the latest theoretical progress in our understanding of the cosmic history of star and galaxy formation. The HDF is set to revolutionize our understanding in cosmology. This book therefore provides an indispensable reference for all graduate students and researchers in observational or theoretical cosmology.

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Historical overview
Introduction and motivation
Kinematics of distant galaxies
Redshift clustering in the Hubble Deep Field
Radio observations of the Hubble Deep Field
The ISO survey of the Hubble Deep Field
Galaxy counts vs type for 19m B 29m and galaxy formation from subgalactic
Large groundbased redshift surveys in the context of the
Global evolution of the stellar and interstellar contents of galaxies
Selection effects and robust measures of galaxy evolution
Disk galaxy evolution
The evolution of luminous matter in the universe
Colorselected high redshift galaxies and the
Gravitational Iensing in the Hubble Deep Field
Educational uses of the Hubble Deep Field
Beyond the Hubble Deep Field

The properties of Lymanbreak galaxies at redshift
Photometric redshifts of galaxies in the Hubble Deep Field

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Page 193 - NASA through grant number 2227-87A from the Space Telescope Science Institute which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. under NASA Contract NAS5-26555.
Page 67 - The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. REFERENCES 1. vanden Bout, P., "Green Bank Telescope and the Millimeter Array,
Page 193 - LILLY, SJ, LE FEVRE, O., CRAMPTON, D., HAMMER, F., & TRESSE, L. 1995 ApJ 455, 50.

About the author (1998)

Mario Livio was born in 1945 in Romania. When he was 5 years old, he immigrated with his grandparents to Israel. He received undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, a M.Sc. degree in theoretical particle physics at the Weizmann Institute, and a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics at Tel-Aviv University. He was a professor of physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology from 1981 until 1991. He is a senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute. He has published over 400 scientific papers. He has also written several books including The Accelerating Universe, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, Is God a Mathematician?, and Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe. The Golden Ratio received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize.