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An Empirical Approach to Galaxy Formation

Joseph Silk
Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Vol. 358, No. 1772, The Formulation of Galaxies (Jul. 15, 2000), pp. 2153-2158
Published by: Royal Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2666901
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

I describe an approach to galaxy formation that commences with star-formation constraints for nearby galaxies and attempts to reconstruct their past in a statistical sense, by predicting the mean properties of the high-redshift Universe.

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