AAS 198th Meeting, June 2001
Session 82. Beyond SIRTF/SOFIA/Hershel: New Generation FIT Telescopes
Special Session Oral, Thursday, June 7, 2001, 10:00-11:30am, 2:00-3:30pm, C211

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[82.03] FIR Telescopes: A Window into the Birth of the Galactic Nuclei and Bulges

D.N. Spergel (Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University & School of Natural Sciences, IAS)

The central regions of galaxies were likely heavily dust enshrouded during their formation epoch. Future far-IR observations can provide a window into this formation process and help determine the relationship between bulge formation and black hole formation. These observations will also probe the physics of the formation of the first objects.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: dns@astro.princeton.edu

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