Prospects for radio detection of the epoch of re-ionization and the very first stars

FH Briggs*

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Abstract

The re-ionization of the intergalactic medium that takes place at redshift greater than 5, when the first stars or active galactic nuclei ignite, may create a distinctive spatial and spectral signature in the radio background. Detection of a global signal might be measured in the near term with current technology and existing telescopes. Measurement of structures associated with the first pockets of ionization around stars requires a new telescope such as a Compact Lofar or SKA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGAS AND GALAXY EVOLUTION: A CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VLA
EditorsJE Hibbard, MP Rupen, JH VanGorkom
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages50-51
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)1-58381-077-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventConference on Gas and Galaxy Evolution in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA -
Duration: 21-May-200024-May-2000

Publication series

NameASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC CONFERENCE SERIES
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Volume240

Other

OtherConference on Gas and Galaxy Evolution in Honor of the 20th Anniversary of the VLA
Period21/05/200024/05/2000

Keywords

  • REIONIZATION

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