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Name OT2_ymatsuda_1
Title The Herschel Proto-cluster Survey: SPIRE Mapping of the Nodes of the Cosmic Web at z>2


DOI https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6k81uxd
Author European Space Agency
Description We propose an experiment to search for signatures of rapid growth of galaxies and AGNs in a sample of three z>2 proto-clusters. These environments are exceptionally rare, pre-virialised regions corresponding to peaks in the matter density field, located at the nodes of large-scale (>10-Mpc) filamentary structures. They are the best candidates for the progenitors of the most massive clusters of galaxies (virgul10^15-Msun) today. We pay special attention to an unusual class of object, preferentially located in proto-clusters: Lyman alpha blobs (LABs) - 100-kpc scale luminous emission-line gas nebulae. Some LABs show signatures of recent galaxy-galaxy mergers/interactions, are often host to luminous continuum sources, and many have evidence of gas inflows/outflows in their emission-line morphology. A significant fraction of LABs have embedded galaxies detected at X-ray, mid-infrared, and/or sub-mm wavelengths, suggesting possible rapid growths of the galaxies and AGNs in proto-cluster regions. Are the proto-cluster systems more obscured than galaxies in the field? Are the protocluster systems growing more rapidly? By mapping these proto-clusters with SPIRE, we will: (1) measure SFRs in sub-mm (rest-frame FIR) for the galaxies and AGNs in the proto-clusters, and determine how much star formation is obscured (when compared to UV estimate) and (2) determine SSFRs for the galaxies and AGNs in the proto-clusters, and see how they compare to field galaxies at z=2-3. This program will deliver fundamental information on the growth of galaxies and super-massive black holes in the densest regions of the Universe at high-redshift, and provide valuable insight into the astrophysical processes that establish the trends linking galaxy properties and their environments.
Publication Herschel protocluster survey: a search for dusty star-forming galaxies in protoclusters at z = 2-3 . Kato Y. et al. . Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 460, Issue 4, p.3861-3872 . 460 . 10.1093\/mnras\/stw1237 . 2016MNRAS.460.3861K ,
The WISSH quasars project. II. Giant star nurseries in hyper-luminous quasars . Duras F. et al. . Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 604, id.A67, 19 pp. . 604 . 10.1051\/0004-6361\/201731052 . 2017A&A...604A..67D ,
Instrument SPIRE_SpirePhoto_large
Temporal Coverage 2012-03-04T04:00:54Z/2012-06-22T21:10:01Z
Version SPG v14.1.0
Mission Description Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.
Creator Contact https://support.cosmos.esa.int/h®erschel/
Date Published 2012-12-22T17:57:32Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2012, The Herschel Proto-Cluster Survey: Spire Mapping Of The Nodes Of The Cosmic Web At Z&Amp;Gt;2, SPG v14.1.0, European Space Agency, https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-6k81uxd