Distribution and evolution of high redshift galaxies and AGNs from a multi-wavelength survey

K. Sekiguchi, M. Akiyama, H. Furusawa, J. Furusawa, T. Kodama, M. Ouchi, T. Yamada

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We report an on-going blank-field multi-wavelength deep and wide survey of the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Field (SXDF). The SXDF has been the focus of a wide range of multi-wavelength observing programs spanning the X-ray to the radio. These observations cover a large enough area (the initial optical imaging covers ∼1.3 deg2) and depth (B = 28.2) that they are not affected by large-scale structures (which exist on tens of Mpc scales) and allow us to study the distribution and evolution of high-z galaxies and AGNs, and thus constrain theories for their formation. Our early results include: i) an indication of the primeval Large Scale Structure (LSS) at z ∼ 5.7, ii) an indication for the down-sizing of galaxy formation at z ∼ 1, iii) identifications of passively evolving systems, and evidence for early formation and the passive evolution of present-day early-type galaxies, and iv) discovery of a large number of optically obscured QSOs. As for the next step forward - we express our hope to use the next generation optical/IR Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) to obtain larger and deeper spectroscopy samples of the high-z objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberS232
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Active
  • Cosmology: large-scale structure
  • Evolution
  • Galaxies: distance and redshifts


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