High-redshift Surveys

High-redshift galaxy surveys are generally undertaken with deep imaging observation spanning the whole of the electromagnetic spectrum. Oxford lead or play a significant role in many of these observational campaigns.

Our work addresses the key issues related to star formation and the mass assembly history of galaxies in the redshift interval 1 < z < 6. The connection between the various populations of high redshift sources and will ultimately locate and characterize the earliest populations beyond z ∼ 7 and assess their role in reionizing the Universe. For this research we frequently use: the AO-fed Oxford SWIFT integral field spectrograph and the FMOS multi-object infrared spectrograph and are hoping in the future to incorporate MUSE and KMOS, which are frontier integral field instruments being developed for the ESO VLT as well as the James Webb Space Telescope.