Lymanα Blobs: Discussions in Heidelberg

Toru Yamada

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Lyα Blobs (LAB), large, extended Lyα emitters, are enigmatic objects that calls on much attention in the field of galaxy formation and evolution. So far, discovery of more than twenty giant (>60 kpc) LABs have been reported and new searches are on-going. Many of the groups who study LABs attended the workshop in Heidelberg, "Understanding Lyα Emitters", 2008 October 6-10. We had useful discussions on the various important aspects of LABs including the search or detection methods, origins of the extended Lyα emission, and their physical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1


  • Galaxy evolution
  • Galaxy formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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