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What Quasars Tell us about Galactic Evolution

  • Martin J Rees
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 171)

Abstract

Quasars offer three types of clue to galactic evolution, (i) The formation of massive black holes in the centres of young galaxies; (ii) Clues to subgalactic structure from quasar absorption spectra; (iii) Implications for redshifts higher than 5. These are briefly summarised in this text.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin J Rees
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyCambridgeUK

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