large redshift surveys, clustocentric

Today Blanton and I discussed what we would do with 100 nights on a good 2 m telescope. What's the point of doing yet more redshift surveys at redshift of about 2/3? As I see it, you got (a) baryon feature, (b) precision tests of the growth of large-scale structure, or (c) evolution of galaxies and star-formation activity. I can't think of much else, except rare objects, lensing, mergers, etc., most of which fall into category (c). So if you are going to do a new survey, you better be able to show that you can do one of these better than anyone else.

Quintero's paper is nearly ready for prime time.

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting to note that 65% of the red shifts surveyed disagree with Bush's policy on Iraq.