Contact

Eduardo Banados Torres
Phone: +49 6221 528-461
Room: 329
Knud Jahnke
Phone: +49 6221 528-398
Room: C 9
Rix, Hans-Walter
Hans-Walter Rix
Managing director

Phone: +49 6221 528-210
Room: 216 D
Eva Schinnerer
Phone: +49 6221 528-293
Room: 223
Walter, Fabian
Fabian Walter
Phone: +49 6221 528-225
Room: 231

High-Redshift Galaxies

The Hubble Ultradeep Field is one of the best studied cosmological deep fields and the target of a number of ALMA programs led by MPIA. Zoom Image
The Hubble Ultradeep Field is one of the best studied cosmological deep fields and the target of a number of ALMA programs led by MPIA. [less]

Studies of high-redshift galaxies, out to the Epoch or Reionization, are crucial to understand the evolution of galaxies through cosmic times. These studies require a combination of dedicated deep and unbiased panchromatic surveys that reach the depths required to study the emission from some of the youngest galaxies in the universe, as well as studies of individual galaxies.

Building on the legacy of previous large optical and near-infrared surveys (COMBO-17, GEMS, COSMOS, CANDELS, 3DHST) MPIA researchers are involved in a significant number of multi-wavelength programs that study how galaxies and quasars formed and evolved when the universe was less than half of its current age. These studies of the stellar distribution and star formation are complemented by observations of the molecular gas phase, the medium out of which stars form. These observations are obtained using the IRAM facilities (NOEMA and IRAM 30m), ALMA, and the EVLA, including the ALMA large program ASPECS, and the ALMA A3COSMOS program.

Associated Research Groups

This group is interested in understanding how the first black holes and galaxies formed within the first billion years of the Universe. We exploit large sky surveys to identify the most distant active supermassive black holes known. We then use the most powerful telescopes on Earth and space to characterize these supermassive black holes, their host galaxies and cosmic environments (see also Fabian Walter’s group and Knud Jahnke’s group).   Credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science

Supermassive black holes and galaxies in the epoch of reionization

This group is interested in understanding how the first black holes and galaxies formed within the first billion years of the Universe. We exploit large sky surveys to identify the most distant active supermassive black holes known. We then use the most powerful telescopes on Earth and space to characterize these supermassive black holes, their host galaxies and cosmic environments (see also Fabian Walter’s group and Knud Jahnke’s group).

Credit: Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science

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