The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: ~10 000 galaxies with spectroscopic redshifts to study galaxy assembly at early epochs 2 < z ≃ 6

  title={The VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey: ~10 000 galaxies with spectroscopic redshifts to study galaxy assembly at early epochs 2 < z ≃ 6},
  author={Olivier Le F{\`e}vre and Lidia A. M. Tasca and Paolo Cassata and Bianca Garilli and Vincent Le Brun and Dario Maccagni and Laura Pentericci and R. Thomas and Eros Vanzella and Giovanni Zamorani and Elena Zucca and Ricardo Amor{\'i}n and Sandro Bardelli and Peter Capak and Letizia P. Cassar{\`a} and M. Castellano and Andrea Cimatti and J-G. Cuby and Olga Cucciati and Sylvain de la Torre and Anna Durkalec and Adriano Fontana and Mauro Giavalisco and Andrea Grazian and Nimish P. Hathi and Olivier Ilbert and Brian C. Lemaux and C. Moreau and St{\'e}phane Paltani and B Ribeiro and Mara Salvato and Daniel Schaerer and Marco Scodeggio and Veronica Sommariva and Margherita Talia and Yoshiaki Taniguchi and Laurence Tresse and D. Vergani and P. W. Wang and St{\'e}phane Charlot and Thierry Contini and S. Fotopoulo and Carlos L{\'o}pez-Sanjuan and Yannick Mellier and Nicholas Scoville},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present the VIMOS Ultra Deep Survey (VUDS), a spectroscopic redshift survey of ∼10 000 very faint galaxies to study the major phase of galaxy assembly 2 < z ≃ 6. The survey covers 1 deg^2 in 3 separate fields: COSMOS, ECDFS and VVDS-02h, with targets selection based on an inclusive combination of photometric redshifts and color properties. Spectra covering 3650 < λ < 9350A are obtained with VIMOS on the ESO-VLT with integration times of 14h. Here we present the survey strategy, the target… Expand
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