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Paper: The Broad Emission Line Regions of Quasars: Current Status and Future Prospects
Volume: 311, AGN Physics with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Page: 161
Authors: Ferland, G.
Abstract: The spectrum emitted by the Broad Emission Line Regions of Active Galactic Nuclei can measure the luminosity of the central object and the chemical composition of the interstellar medium in a very young galaxy, and so constrain the expansion of the universe and the first stages of the evolution of massive galaxies. Here I review some recent developments in our understanding of the nature of the clouds and the interpretation of their spectra.
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