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Toward Characterization of the Epoch of Reionization with Redshifted 21 cm One-point Statistics

Abstract One of the most fundamental questions in astronomy is how the Universe evolved to become the highly structured system of stars and galaxies that we see today. The answer to this question can be largely uncovered in a relatively unexplored period in the history of the Universe known as the Epoch of Reionization (EoR), where radiation from the first generation of stars and galaxies ionized the neutral hydrogen gas in the intergalactic medium. The reionization process created "bubbles" of ionized regions around radiating sources that perturbed the matter density distribution and influenced the subsequent formation of stars and galaxies. Exactly how and when reionization occurred are currently up for debate. However, by studying this ... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Kittiwisit, Piyanat (Author) / Bowman, Judd D. (Advisor) / Groppi, Christopher E. (Committee member) / Jacobs, Daniel C. (Committee member) / Scannapieco, Evan (Committee member) / Butler, Nathaniel R. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Astrophysics / Astronomy / Astronomy / Astrophysics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 152 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Astrophysics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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