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Galaxy formation and cosmology in the ELT era

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 May 2006

Patrick J. McCarthy
Carnegie Observatories 813 Santa Barbara St. Pasadena, CA 91101,
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Understanding the energy and matter content of the Universe and its evolution are key goals for the international astronomical community and all extremely large telescope projects. ELTs will bring a wide range of tools to bear on questions relating to the nature of dark energy and the formation and early evolution of galaxies. Natural seeing and ground-layer corrected instruments on ELTs will quantify the assembly of galaxies at modest redshifts, while near-IR diffraction-limited instruments will probe the internal structure of early galaxies and the epoch of first light and reionization.

Contributed Papers
2006 International Astronomical Union