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Paper: Galaxy Formation
Volume: 352, New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2005
Page: 177
Authors: Gawiser, E.
Abstract: I summarize current knowledge of galaxy formation with emphasis on the initial conditions provided by the ΛCDM cosmology, integral constraints from cosmological quantities, and the demographics of high-redshift protogalaxies. Tables are provided summarizing the number density, star formation rate and stellar mass per object, cosmic star formation rate and stellar mass densities, clustering length and typical dark matter halo masses for Lyman break galaxies, Lyman alpha emitting galaxies, distant red galaxies, sub-millimeter galaxies, and damped Lyman α absorption systems. I also discuss five key unsolved problems in galaxy formation and prognosticate advances that the near future will bring.
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