The Messenger

Report on the EAS 2021 Symposium “Exploring the High-Redshift Universe with ALMA”

  • Hatziminaoglou, Evanthia [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Popping, Gergö [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]
  • Zwaan, Martin [European Southern Observatory (ESO)]


The properties of the interstellar medium (ISM) of the highest-redshift galaxies and quasars provide important indications of the complex interplay between the accretion of baryons onto galaxies, the physics that drives the build-up of stars out of this gas, the subsequent chemical evolution and feedback processes and the reionisation of the Universe. The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) continues to play a pivotal role in the characterisation of the ISM of high-redshift galaxies. Observations of the dust continuum emission, atomic fine-structure and molecular lines arising from high-redshift galaxies are now carried out routinely, providing ever more constraints on the theoretical models of galaxy formation and evolution in the early Universe. The European Astronomical Society’s EAS 2021 symposium dedicated to the exploration of the high-redshift Universe with ALMA provided a forum for the observational and theoretical high-redshift ALMA communities to exchange their views and recent results in this rapidly evolving field.

Created: 2021-12-01/2021-12-31
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Cite this article:

E. Hatziminaoglou, G. Popping, M. Zwaan; Report on the EAS 2021 Symposium "Exploring the High-Redshift Universe with ALMA". The Messenger 185 (December 2021): 31–34.