HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

The high redshift intergalactic and interstellar media with X-shooter

Abstract : I review here a few important questions that X-shooter can help tackle and answer in the field of quasar absorption lines. This includes (i) determine the ionizing background and the physical state of the inter-galactic medium (IGM) by analysing the characteristics of the Lyman-α forest and the proximity effect; (ii) investigate the metal content of the high redshift IGM; (iii) study the small scale transverse correlation in the IGM by observing pairs of quasars with small separation in the sky; (iv) study the galaxy-IGM relations by detecting the counterpart of damped Lyman-α systems (DLAs) or determining the correlation between the properties of galaxies and absorption lines; (v) detect and characterize the long-sought cold diffuse molecular (H_2 and CO) interstellar medium (ISM) of high redshift galaxies and study its dust content.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-insu.archives-ouvertes.fr/insu-03646037
Contributor : Hal Sorbonne Université Gestionnaire Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 4:27:13 PM
Last modification on : Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 3:40:05 AM

Identifiers

Citation

P. Petitjean. The high redshift intergalactic and interstellar media with X-shooter. ASTRONOMISCHE NACHRICHTEN, 2011, 332, pp.309. ⟨10.1002/asna.201111544⟩. ⟨insu-03646037⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

2