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)


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
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  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyCambridgeUK

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