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Scouring the Lyman alpha forest

Rodney N. Guimarães
Observatório Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract
The evolution models in the interpretation of the spiky area that appears in high z quasars spectra, the lyman alpha forest, will be addressed.
Like a prospector who scours the mouth of a river in search of gold, astrophysicists will do the same with the Lyman alpha forest, but in search of metals not so "precious", galaxies in their initial stage of formation and evidence of the smoothness transition scale of the Universe.

2013 September 20, 13:30

IA/U.Porto
Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia