Galaxies at z ~ 6: physical properties at the edge of the cosmic reionization

  title={Galaxies at z ~ 6: physical properties at the edge of the cosmic reionization},
  author={Stephane de Barros and Eros Vanzella and Laura Pentericci and Adriano Fontana and Andrea Grazian and M. Castellano},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={7 - 9}
Abstract An important effort has been recently made to detect spectroscopically galaxies at z ~ 6 and higher where the cosmic reionization is thought to occur. The drop of the fraction of Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs) at z>6 is currently interpreted as an effect of the increasing neutral hydrogen density. We present preliminary results from the latest VLT/FORS2 programs, combined with ESO archival data, to perform a large census of z ~ 6 galaxies. We derive their physical properties as stellar… Expand
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