Results for "Carlos De Breuck"

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Scientific requirements of ALMA, and its capabilities for key-projects: ExtragalacticOct 29 2004The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) consists of 64 antennas of 12m diameter that will initially observe in 4 frequency bands between 84 and 720 GHz with spatial resolutions down to 0.01" and velocity resolutions as fine as 0.05 km/s. These technical ... More
Distant Radio Galaxies and their EnvironmentsFeb 20 2008We review the properties and nature of luminous high-redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs, z > 2) and the environments in which they are located. HzRGs have several distinct constituents which interact with each other - relativistic plasma, gas in various forms, ... More
Star Formation in High Redshift Radio GalaxiesDec 19 2003We present evidence for star formation in distant radio galaxies based on deep FORS1/VLT spectropolarimetry and SCUBA/JCMT 850 micron photometry.
CO Emission from z>3 Radio GalaxiesFeb 11 2003We report on the detection of the CO(4-3) line with the IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer in two z>3 radio galaxies, doubling the number of successful detections in such objects. A comparison of the CO and Ly-alpha velocity profiles indicates that in ... More
The extremely asymmetric radio structure of the z=3.1 radio galaxy B3 J2330+3927Jul 20 2005We report on 1.7 and 5.0 GHz observations of the z=3.087 radio galaxy B3 J2330+3927, using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and archival 1.4 and 8.4 GHz Very Large Array (VLA) data. Our VLBA data identify a compact, flat spectrum (\alpha_{1.7 GHz}^{5 ... More
Clustering and properties of K-band companion galaxies around USS radio sourcesNov 18 2005We have analyzed galaxy properties in the environment of a sample of 70 Ultra Steep Spectrum (USS) radio sources selected from the Sydney University Molonglo sky Survey and the NRAO VLA Sky Survey catalogues, using near-IR data complete down to Ks=20. ... More
The Environmental Dependence of Galaxy Properties at z=2May 13 2010We report on the environmental dependence of galaxy properties at z=2.15. We construct multi-band photometric data sets in the (proto-)cluster PKS1138-26 field and in the GOODS field. We then fit spectral energy distributions of the galaxies with model ... More
Radio AGN SurveysNov 13 2001We present a short overview of radio surveys for AGN, including the `complete' flux limited surveys and `filtered' surveys. We also describe our ultra-steep spectrum search for the highest redshift radio galaxies, and our follow-up VLA and ATCA observations ... More
Spectropolarimetry of PKS 0040-005 and the Orientation of Broad Absorption Line QuasarsAug 01 2006We have used the Very Large Telescope (VLT) to obtain spectropolarimetry of the radio-loud, double-lobed broad absorption line (BAL) quasar PKS 0040-005. We find that the optical continuum of PKS 0040-005 is intrinsically polarized at 0.7% with an electric ... More
Supernova remnant mass cumulated along the star formation history of the z=3.8 radiogalaxies 4C41.17 and TN J2007-1316Mar 25 2015In this paper, we show that the supernova remnant (SNR) masses cumulated from core-collapse supernovae along the star formation history of two powerful z=3.8 radio galaxies 4C41.17 and TN J2007-1316 reach up to > 10^9 Msun, comparable with supermassive ... More
A Sample of 669 Ultra Steep Spectrum Radio Sources to Find High Redshift Radio GalaxiesFeb 15 2000Since radio sources with Ultra Steep Spectra (USS; alpha <~ -1.30; S ~ nu^alpha) are efficient tracers of high redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs), we have defined three samples of such USS sources using the recently completed WENSS, TEXAS, MRC, NVSS and ... More
Gas and Stars in Galaxies - A Multi-Wavelength 3D PerspectiveDec 12 2008An overview of the ESO/Radionet workshop devoted to 3D optical/near-infrared and sub-mm/radio observations of gas and stars in galaxies is presented. There will be no published proceedings but presentations are available at http://www.eso.org/sci/meetings/gal3D2008/program.html ... More
The Viewing Angles of Broad Absorption Line Versus Unabsorbed QuasarsApr 05 2012Apr 10 2012It was recently shown that there is a significant difference in the radio spectral index distributions of broad absorption line (BAL) quasars and unabsorbed quasars, with an overabundance of BAL quasars with steeper radio spectra. This result suggests ... More
VLT Spectropolarimetry of Broad Absorption Line QSOsJan 25 2011We present spectropolarimetry of 19 confirmed and 4 possible bright, southern broad absorption line (BAL) quasars from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). A wide range of redshifts is covered in the sample (from 0.9 to ... More
The influence of wavelength, flux, and lensing selection effects on the redshift distribution of dusty, star-forming galaxiesFeb 16 2015We interpret the large variety of redshift distributions of galaxies found by far-infrared and (sub-)millimeter deep surveys depending on their depth and wavelength using the B\'ethermin et al. (2012) phenomenological model of galaxy evolution. This model ... More
Searches for High Redshift Radio GalaxiesMay 09 1997We have started a search for High Redshift Radio Galaxies (HZRGs) in an area covering 7 sr by selecting a sample of Ultra Steep Spectrum (USS) sources with a low flux density cut-off S(1400 MHz) > 10 mJy and a steep spectral index cut-off of alpha < -1.3 ... More
Dust and star formation in distant radio galaxiesMay 27 2004Jun 17 2004We present the results of an observing program with the SCUBA bolometer array to measure the submillimetre (submm) dust continuum emission of 24 distant (z > 1) radio galaxies. We detected submm emission in 12 galaxies with S/N > 3, including 9 detections ... More
A sensitive search for CO J=1-0 emission in 4C 41.17: high-excitation molecular gas at z=3.8Sep 02 2005We report sensitive imaging observations of the CO J=1-0 line emission in the powerful high-redshift radio galaxy 4C 41.17 (z=3.8) with the NRAO Very Large Array (VLA), conducted in order to detect the large concomitant H_2 gas reservoir recently unveiled ... More
Spatial clustering of USS sources and galaxiesFeb 01 2006We present measurements of the clustering properties of galaxies in the field of redshift range $0.5 \lesssim z \lesssim 1.5$ Ultra Steep Spectrum (USS) radio sources selected from Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey and NRAO VLA Sky Survey. Galaxies ... More
An Obscured Radio Galaxy at High RedshiftFeb 20 2003Perhaps as many as 10% of high redshift radio galaxy (HzRG; z > 2) candidates that are selected using an Ultra Steep radio Spectrum (USS) criterion fail to show optical emission (continuum, lines) in deep Keck exposures. Their parent objects are only ... More
A Sample of Ultra Steep Spectrum Sources Selected from the Westerbork In the Southern Hemisphere (WISH) surveyAug 02 2002The 352 MHz Westerbork In the Southern Hemisphere (WISH) survey is the southern extension of the WENSS, covering 1.60 sr between -9 < DEC < -26 to a limiting flux density of ~18 mJy (5sigma). Due to the very low elevation of the observations, the survey ... More
Clustering and light profiles of galaxies in the environment of 20 Ultra Steep Spectrum Radio sourcesOct 09 2003We have analyzed galaxy properties in the neighborhood of 20 Ultra-Steep Spectrum Radio sources (USS) taken from the WISH catalog of De Breuck et al. (2002). Galaxies in these USS fields were identified in deep observations that were carried out in the ... More
Imaging and Spectroscopy of Ultra Steep Spectrum Radio SourcesMar 26 2007Mar 28 2007We present a sample of 40 Ultra Steep Spectrum (USS, $\alpha \leq -1.3$, $S_{\nu}\propto \nu^{\alpha}$) radio sources selected from the Westerbork in the Southern Hemisphere (WISH) catalog. The USS sources have been imaged in K--band at the Cerro Tololo ... More
Zooming in on Supernova 1987A at sub-mm wavelengthsMar 22 2012Supernova 1987A (SN1987A) in the neighbouring Large Magellanic Cloud offers a superb opportunity to follow the evolution of a supernova and its remnant in unprecedented detail. Recently, far-infrared (far-IR) and sub-mm emission was detected from the ... More
A Statistical Study of Emission Lines from High Redshift Radio GalaxiesAug 17 2000We have compiled a sample of 165 radio galaxies from the literature to study the properties of the extended emission line regions and their interaction with the radio source over a large range of redshift 0<z<5.2. For each source, we have collected radio ... More
A Radio Galaxy at z=5.19Apr 21 1999We report the discovery of the most distant known AGN, the radio galaxy TN J0924-2201 at z = 5.19. The radio source was selected from a new sample of ultra-steep spectrum (USS) sources, has an extreme radio spectral index alpha_365MHz^1.4GHz = -1.63, ... More
CO(1-0) & CO(5-4) observations of the most distant known radio galaxy at z=5.2Jan 20 2005Using the Australia Telescope Compact Array we have detected CO(1-0) and CO(5-4) from TNJ0924-2201 at z=5.2, the most distant radio galaxy known to date. This is the second highest redshift detection of CO published so far. The CO(1-0) is 250-400 km/sec ... More
Discovery of an Ultra-Steep Spectrum, Highly Polarized Red Quasar at z = 1.462Apr 09 1998We report the discovery of WN J0717+4611, a highly polarized red quasar at z=1.462, selected from a sample of faint (S_{1.4GHz} > 10 mJy) ultra steep spectrum (alpha < -1.3) radio sources. VLA observations at 4.85 GHz show that the radio source is dominated ... More
Mergers and interactions in SDSS type 2 quasars at z~0.3-0.4. SDSS J143027.66-005614.8: a case studyFeb 08 2012We present a compilation of HST images of 58 luminous SDSS type 2 AGNs at 0.3<z<0.4. 42 of them are type 2 quasars, which are a good representation of all optically selected SDSS type 2 quasars in this range. We find that the majority of the host galaxies ... More
ALMA reveals a chemically evolved submillimeter galaxy at z=4.76May 22 2012May 29 2012The chemical properties of high-z galaxies provide important information to constrain galaxy evolutionary scenarios. However, widely-used metallicity diagnostics based on rest-frame optical emission lines are not usable for heavily dust-enshrouded galaxies ... More
Enhanced [CII] emission in a z=4.76 submillimetre galaxyApr 27 2011We present the detection of bright [CII] emission in the z=4.76 submillimetre galaxy LESS J033229.4-275619 using the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment. This represents the highest redshift [CII] detection in a submm selected, star-formation dominated system. ... More
The Twice-Overlooked, Second FR II Broad Absorption Line Quasar LBQS 1138-0126Jul 18 2002We report the correct classification of an overlooked Fanaroff-Riley class II radio-loud quasar with broad absorption lines, only the second such object so identified. The rare properties of this quasar, LBQS 1138-0126, are twice overlooked. First LBQS ... More
Reorienting Our Perspective of Broad Absorption Line QuasarsJan 13 2012New multi-frequency radio observations of a large sample of radio-selected BAL quasars, along with a very well matched sample of normal quasars, are presented. The observations were made one immediately after the other at 4.9 and 8.4 GHz with the goal ... More
Overdensities of 24um Sources in the Vicinities of High-Redshift Radio GalaxiesFeb 20 2012We present a statistical study of the environments of 63 high-redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs) between redshifts 1<z<5.2, using the 24um, waveband of the MIPS instrument aboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. Using a counts-in-cell analysis, a statistically ... More
A search for distant radio galaxies from SUMSS and NVSS: II. Optical SpectroscopyNov 07 2005Nov 09 2005This is the second in a series of papers presenting observations and results for a sample of 76 ultra-steep-spectrum (USS) radio sources in the southern hemisphere designed to find galaxies at high redshift. Here we focus on the optical spectroscopy program ... More
Report on the ESO Workshop "Obscured AGN Across Cosmic Time" held at Kloster Seeon, Bavaria, 5 to 8 June 2007Aug 10 2007While the radio-loud, obscured quasars (the radio galaxies) have been known and studied for decades, new and sensitive X-ray and mid-infrared surveys are now beginning to reveal large numbers of their radio-quiet counterparts beyond the local Universe. ... More
A search for distant radio galaxies from SUMSS and NVSS: I. Sample definition, radio and K-band imagingSep 30 2003Oct 10 2003We present the first results from a pilot study to search for distant radio galaxies in the southern hemisphere (delta < -32). Within a 360 deg^2 region of sky, we define a sample of 76 ultra-steep spectrum (USS) radio sources from the 843 MHz Sydney ... More
Large Molecular Gas Reservoirs in Star Forming Cluster GalaxiesJul 17 2019We present CO(2-1) observations of 72 galaxies in the nearby, disturbed Antlia galaxy cluster with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope. The galaxies in our sample are selected to span a wide range of stellar masses ($10^{8}M_{\odot}\lesssim ... More
Detection of Two Massive CO Systems in 4C 41.17 at z = 3.8Nov 26 2004We have detected CO(4-3) in the z=3.8 radio galaxy 4C 41.17 with the IRAM Interferometer. The CO is in two massive (M_dyn ~ 6 x 10^10 M_Sun) systems separated by 1.8" (13 kpc), and by 400 km/s in velocity, which coincide with two different dark lanes ... More
Very High Redshift Radio GalaxiesJun 10 1998High redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs) provide unique targets for the study of the formation and evolution of massive galaxies and galaxy clusters at very high redshifts. We discuss how efficient HzRG samples are selected, the evidence for strong morphological ... More
A VLA Survey of Radio-Selected SDSS Broad Absorption Line QuasarsOct 21 2011Nov 02 2011We have built a sample of 74 radio-selected broad absorption line quasars from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 5 (SDSS DR5) and Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty Centimeters (FIRST), along with a well matched sample of 74 unabsorbed "normal" ... More
The Highest Redshift Radio Galaxy Known in the Southern HemisphereJun 10 1998We present the discovery of a z=4.13 galaxy TN J1338-1942, the most distant radio galaxy in the southern hemisphere known to date. The source was selected from a sample of Ultra Steep Spectrum (USS; alpha < -1.3) radio sources using the Texas and NVSS ... More
Very high-resolution radio observations of HzRGsAug 31 2005We report on first results of an ongoing effort to image a small sample of high-redshift radio galaxies (HzRGs) with milliarcsecond (mas) resolution, using very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) techniques. Here, we present 1.7 and 5.0 GHz VLBA observations ... More
The FIRST Sample of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies at High Redshift I. Sample and Near-IR MorphologiesMay 31 2000We present a new sample of distant ultraluminous infrared galaxies. The sample was selected from a positional cross--correlation of the IRAS Faint Source Catalog with the FIRST database. Objects from this set were selected for spectroscopy by virtue of ... More
Optical and Near-IR Imaging of Ultra Steep Spectrum Radio Sources - The K-z diagram of radio and optically selected galaxiesSep 28 2001We present optical and/or near-IR images of 128 ultra steep spectrum (USS) radio sources. Roughly half of the objects are identified in the optical images (R <~ 24), while in the near-IR images, >94% are detected at K<~ 22. The mean K-magnitude is K=19.26 ... More
A new view on the ISM of galaxies: far-infrared and submillimetre spectroscopy with HerschelAug 04 2009The FIR/submm window is amongst the least explored spectral regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is, however, a key to study the general properties of the interstellar medium of galaxies, as it contains important spectral line diagnostics from ... More
Quenching by gas compression and consumption: A case study of a massive radio galaxy at z = 2.57Feb 22 2019The objective of this work is to study how active galactic nuclei (AGN) influence star formation in host galaxies. We present a detailed investigation of the star-formation history and conditions of a $z=2.57$ massive radio galaxy based on VLT/X-SHOOTER ... More
Ultra-Steep Spectrum Radio Galaxies at Hy RedshiftsOct 18 1999Radio sources have traditionally provided convenient beacons for probing the early Universe. Hy Spinrad was among the first of the tenacious breed of observers who would attempt to obtain optical identifications and spectra of the faintest possible `radio ... More
VLT Spectroscopy of the z=4.11 Radio Galaxy TN J1338-1942Sep 10 1999We present optical, infrared and radio data of the z=4.11 radio galaxy TN J1338-1942, including an intermediate resolution spectrum obtained with FORS1on the VLT Antu telescope. TN J1338-1942 was the first z>4 radio galaxy to be discovered in the southern ... More
Detection of 183 GHz water megamaser emission towards NGC 4945Jul 31 2016Aim: The aim of this work is to search Seyfert 2 galaxy NGC 4945, a well-known 22 GHz water megamaser galaxy, for water (mega)maser emission at 183 GHz. Method: We used APEX SEPIA Band 5 to perform the observations. Results: We detected 183 GHz water ... More
Clustering and Proto-Clusters in the Early UniverseJun 08 2004The clustering properties of clusters, galaxies and AGN as a function of redshift are briefly discussed. It appears that extremely red objects at z ~ 1, and objects with J-K > 1.7 and photometric redshifts 2 < z_phot < 4 are highly clustered, indicating ... More
Large scale structures around radio galaxies at z~1.5Aug 27 2009We explore the environments of two radio galaxies at z~1.5, 7C1751+6809 and 7C1756+6520, using deep optical and near-infrared imaging. Our data cover 15'x15' fields around the radio galaxies. We develop and apply BzK color criteria to select cluster member ... More
On the formation time scale of massive cluster ellipticals based on deep near-IR spectroscopy at z~2Jun 19 2013We present improved constraints on the formation time scale of massive cluster galaxies based on rest-frame optical spectra of galaxies in a forming cluster located at z=2.16. The spectra are obtained with MOIRCS on the Subaru telescope with an integration ... More
[CII] line emission in BRI1335-0417 at z=4.4Aug 09 2010Using the 12m APEX telescope, we have detected redshifted emission from the 157.74micron [CII] line in the z=4.4074 quasar BRI1335-0417. The linewidth and redshift are in good agreement with previous observations of high-J CO line emission. We measure ... More
Neutral versus ionized gas kinematics at z~2.6: The AGN-host starburst galaxy PKS 0529-549Jul 09 2018We present a multiwavelength study of the AGN-host starburst galaxy PKS 0529-549 at z~2.6. We use (1) new ALMA observations of the dust continuum and of the [CI] 370 um line, tracing molecular gas, (2) SINFONI spectroscopy of the [OIII] 5007 Ang line, ... More
Disentangling star formation and AGN activity in powerful infrared luminous radio galaxies at 1<z<4Jun 29 2016High-redshift radio galaxies present signs of both star formation and AGN activity, making them ideal candidates to investigate the connection and coevolution of AGN and star formation in the progenitors of present-day massive galaxies. We make use of ... More
Spectroscopic confirmation of a galaxy cluster associated with 7C1756+6520 at z=1.416Apr 18 2010We present spectroscopic follow-up of an overdensity of galaxies photometrically selected to be at 1.4<z<2.5 found in the vicinity of the radio galaxy 7C1756+6520 at z=1.4156. Using the DEIMOS optical multi-object spectrograph on the Keck 2 telescope, ... More
The black holes of radio galaxies during the "Quasar Era": Masses, accretion rates, and evolutionary stageNov 18 2010We present an analysis of the AGN broad-line regions of 6 powerful radio galaxies at z>~2 (HzRGs) with rest-frame optical imaging spectroscopy obtained at the VLT. All galaxies have luminous (L(H-alpha)=few x 10^44 erg s^-1), spatially unresolved H-alpha ... More
Starburst and old stellar populations in two z=3.8 radio galaxies 4C 41.17 and TN J2007-1316Jan 09 2013The new evolutionary code Pegase.3 is used for the spectral synthesis of continuous optical-Spitzer-Herschel-submm spectral energy distributions (SEDs) of two z=3.8 radio galaxies 4C 41.17 and TN J2007-1316. Both galaxies are selected from the Herschel ... More
Spectroscopy of Ultra Steep Spectrum Radio SourcesDec 04 2000We present optical spectroscopy of 62 objects selected from several samples of ultra steep spectrum (USS) radio sources. 46 of these are from our primary catalog, consisting of 669 sources with radio spectral indices alpha < -1.30 (S_nu ~ nu^alpha); this ... More
The Mid-Infrared Environments of High-Redshift Radio GalaxiesFeb 20 2012Taking advantage of the impressive sensitivity of Spitzer to detect massive galaxies at high redshift, we study the mid-infrared environments of powerful, high-redshift radio galaxies at 1.2<z<3. Galaxy cluster member candidates were isolated using a ... More
Precipitable Water Vapor, Temperature, and Wind Statistics At Sites Suitable for mm and Submm Wavelength Astronomy in Northern ChileFeb 11 2019Atmospheric water vapor is the main limiting factor of atmospheric transparency in the mm and submm wavelength spectral windows. Thus, dry sites are needed for the installation and successful operation of radio astronomy observatories exploiting those ... More
The Galaxy Cluster Mid-Infrared Luminosity Function at 1.3<z<3.2Mar 10 2014We present 4.5 {\mu}m luminosity functions for galaxies identified in 178 candidate galaxy clusters at 1.3 < z < 3.2. The clusters were identified as Spitzer/IRAC color-selected overdensities in the Clusters Around Radio-Loud AGN (CARLA) project, which ... More
Wide Bandwidth Considerations for ALMA Band 2May 22 2019One of the main considerations in the ALMA Development Roadmap for the future of operations beyond 2030 is to at least double its on-sky instantaneous bandwidth capabilities. Thanks to the technological innovations of the past two decades, we can now ... More
A multi-wavelength study of the proto-cluster surrounding the z=4.1 radio galaxy TN J1338-1942May 18 2004We present a 1.2 mm (250 GHz) map obtained with MAMBO on the IRAM 30m telescope of the central 25 arcmin^2 of the proto-cluster surrounding the z=4.1 radio galaxy TN J1338-1942. The map reaches a 1sigma sensitivity of 0.6 mJy in the central area, increasing ... More
Mapping the Dynamics of a Giant Ly-alpha Halo at z=4.1 with MUSE: The Energetics of a Large Scale AGN-Driven Outflow around a Massive, High-Redshift GalaxyFeb 20 2015Mar 12 2015We present deep MUSE integral-field unit (IFU) spectroscopic observations of the giant (~150 x 80 kpc) Ly-alpha halo around the z=4.1 radio galaxy TNJ J1338-1942. This 9-hr observation maps the two-dimensional kinematics of the Ly-alpha emission across ... More
Galaxy protocluster candidates at 1.6<z<2Aug 05 2010We present a study of protoclusters associated with high redshift radio galaxies. We imaged MRC1017-220 (z=1.77) and MRC0156-252 (z=2.02) using the near-infrared wide-field (7.5'x7.5') imager VLT/HAWK-I in the Y, H and Ks bands. We present the first deep ... More
The Spitzer High Redshift Radio Galaxy SurveyOct 07 2010We present results from a comprehensive imaging survey of 70 radio galaxies at redshifts 1<z<5.2 using all three cameras onboard the Spitzer Space Telescope. The resulting spectral energy distributions unambiguously show a stellar population in 46 sources ... More
Optical and near-IR spectroscopy of candidate red galaxies in two z~2.5 proto-clustersNov 09 2009We present a spectroscopic campaign to follow-up red colour-selected candidate massive galaxies in two high redshift proto-clusters surrounding radio galaxies. We observed a total of 57 galaxies in the field of MRC0943-242 (z=2.93) and 33 in the field ... More
A large-scale galaxy structure at z = 2.02 associated with the radio galaxy MRC0156-252Sep 25 2013Oct 01 2013We present the spectroscopic confirmation of a structure of galaxies surrounding the radio galaxy MRC0156-252 at z = 2.02. The structure was initially discovered as an overdensity of both near-infrared selected z > 1.6 and mid-infrared selected z > 1.2 ... More
ALMA resolves turbulent, rotating [CII] emission in a young starburst galaxy at z=4.8Apr 08 2014We present spatially resolved Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) [CII] observations of the z=4.7555 submillimetre galaxy, ALESS 73.1. Our 0.5" FWHM map resolves the [CII] emitting gas which is centred close to the active galactic nucleus ... More
Deep VLT spectroscopy of the z=2.49 Radio Galaxy MRC 2104-242: Evidence for a metallicity gradient in its extended emission line regionJan 10 2001We present spectroscopic observations of the rest-frame UV line emission around radio galaxy MRC 2104-242 at z=2.49, obtained with FORS1 on VLT Antu. The morphology of the halo is dominated by two spatially resolved regions. Lya is extended by >12 arcsec ... More
The orientation and polarization of broad absorption line quasarsOct 17 2012We present new spectropolarimetric observations of 8 radio-loud broad absorption line (BAL) quasars, and combine these new data with our previous spectropolarimetric atlases (of both radio-loud and radio-quiet objects) in order to investigate the polarization ... More
Discovery of an Excess of Halpha Emitters around 4C 23.56 at z=2.48Dec 08 2010We report the discovery of a significant excess of candidate Halpha emitters (HAEs) in the field of the radio galaxy 4C 23.56 at z=2.483. Using the MOIRCS near-infrared imager on the Subaru Telescope we found 11 candidate emission-line galaxies to a flux ... More
The Massive Hosts of Radio Galaxies Across Cosmic TimeMar 09 2007We present the results of a comprehensive Spitzer survey of 69 radio galaxies across 1<z<5.2. Using IRAC (3.6-8.0um), IRS (16um) and MIPS (24-160um) imaging, we decompose the rest-frame optical to infrared spectral energy distributions into stellar, AGN, ... More
The Mysterious Morphology of MRC0943-242 as Revealed by ALMA and MUSEOct 12 2015We present a pilot study of the z=2.923 radio galaxy MRC0943-242, where we for the first time combine information from ALMA and MUSE data cubes. Even with modest integration times, we disentangle an AGN and a starburst dominated set of components. These ... More
$HST$ Grism Confirmation of $16$ Structures at $1.4 < z < 2.8$ from the Clusters Around Radio-Loud AGN (CARLA) SurveyApr 04 2018We report spectroscopic results from our 40-orbit $Hubble~Space~Telescope$ slitless grism spectroscopy program observing the 20 densest CARLA candidate galaxy clusters at $1.4 < z < 2.8$. These candidate rich structures, among the richest and most distant ... More
ALMA reveals starburst-like interstellar medium conditions in a compact star-forming galaxy at z ~ 2 using [CI] and COMar 16 2017We present ALMA detections of the [CI] 1-0, CO J=3-2, and CO J=4-3 emission lines, as well as the ALMA band 4 continuum for a compact star-forming galaxy (cSFG) at z=2.225, 3D-HST GS30274. As is typical for cSFGs, this galaxy has a stellar mass of $1.89 ... More
The hidden circumgalactic mediumMar 11 2019The cycling of baryons in and out of galaxies is what ultimately drives galaxy formation and evolution. The circumgalactic medium (CGM) represents the interface between the interstellar medium and the cosmic web, hence its properties are directly shaped ... More
CO emission and associated HI absorption from a massive gas reservoir surrounding the z=3 radio galaxy B3 J2330+3927Feb 07 2003We present results of a comprehensive multi-frequency study of the radio galaxy B3 J2330+3927. The 1.9" wide radio source, consisting of 3 components, is bracketed by 2 objects in our Keck K-band image. Optical and near-IR Keck spectroscopy of these two ... More
The Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (AtLAST)Jul 10 2019The sub-mm sky is a unique window for probing the architecture of the Universe and structures within it. From the discovery of dusty sub-mm galaxies, to the ringed nature of protostellar disks, our understanding of the formation, destruction, and evolution ... More
The environments of Ly$α$ blobs I: Wide-field Ly$α$ imaging of TN J1338-1942, a powerful radio galaxy at $z\simeq 4.1$ associated with a giant Ly$α$ nebulaMar 24 2014Dec 03 2014We exploit wide-field Ly$alpha$ imaging with Subaru to probe the environment around TN J1338-1942, a powerful radio galaxy with a >100 kpc Ly$\alpha$ halo at z=4.11. We used a sample of Ly$\alpha$ emitters (LAEs) down to $\log(L_{\rm Ly\alpha} [erg\, ... More
Deep VLT spectroscopy of high redshift radio galaxy MRC 2104-242: Evidence for a metallicity gradientFeb 21 2001In this contribution we will present deep VLT spectroscopy observations of the giant emission line halo around the z=2.49 radio galaxy MRC 2104-242. The morphology of the halo is dominated by two spatially resolved regions. Lya is extended by >12" along ... More
PAH Emission in Powerful High-Redshift Radio GalaxiesNov 12 2012We present the mid-infrared spectra of seven of the most powerful radio-galaxies known to exist at 1.5 < z < 2.6. The radio emission of these sources is dominated by the AGN with 500 MHz luminosities in the range 10^27.8 - 10^29.1 W/Hz. The AGN signature ... More
HST Grism Confirmation of Two $z \sim 2$ Structures from the Clusters Around Radio-Loud AGN (CARLA) SurveySep 14 2016Using HST slitless grism data, we report the spectroscopic confirmation of two distant structures at $z \sim 2$ associated with powerful high-redshift radio-loud AGN. These rich structures, likely (forming) clusters, are among the most distant currently ... More
Massive galaxies on the road to quenching: ALMA observations of powerful high redshift radio galaxiesSep 25 2018Sep 26 2018We present 0.3" (band 6) and 1.5" (band 3) ALMA observations of the (sub)millimeter dust continuum emission for 25 radio galaxies at 1<z<5.2. Our survey reaches a rms flux density of ~50$\mu$Jy in band 6 and ~20$\mu$Jy in band 3. This is an order of magnitude ... More
Detection of `parent' molecules from the inner wind of AGB stars as tracers of non-equilibrium chemistryJan 07 2008Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars are typified by strong dust-driven, molecular outflows. For long, it was believed that the molecular setup of the circumstellar envelope of AGB stars is primarily determined by the atmospheric C/O ratio. However, recent ... More
Spitzer Observations of High Redshift Radio GalaxiesApr 11 2006We present the results of a comprehensive Spitzer survey of 70 radio galaxies across 1<z<5.2. Using IRAC, IRS and MIPS imaging we determine the rest-frame AGN contribution to the stellar emission peak at 1.6um. The stellar luminosities are found to be ... More
Detection of molecular gas in a distant submillimetre galaxy at z=4.76 with ATCAApr 22 2010Aug 10 2010We have detected the CO(2-1) transition from the submillimetre galaxy (SMG) LESSJ033229.4-275619 at z=4.755 using the new Compact Array Broadband Backend system on the Australian Telescope Compact Array. These data have identified a massive gas reservoir ... More
The ArTéMiS wide-field submillimeter camera: preliminary on-sky performances at 350 micronsJul 09 2014ArTeMiS is a wide-field submillimeter camera operating at three wavelengths simultaneously (200, 350 and 450 microns). A preliminary version of the instrument equipped with the 350 microns focal plane, has been successfully installed and tested on APEX ... More
Spatially Resolved [CII] Emission in SPT0346-52: A Hyper-Starburst Galaxy Merger at z~5.7Nov 19 2018SPT0346-52 is one of the most most luminous and intensely star-forming galaxies in the universe, with L_FIR > 10^13 L_sol and Sigma_SFR ~ 4200 M_sol yr^-1 kpc^-2. In this paper, we present ~0.15'' ALMA observations of the [CII]158micron emission line ... More
Ly-alpha excess in high redshift radio galaxies: a signature of star formationDec 05 2006About 54% of radio galaxies at z>3 and 8% of radio galaxies at 2<z<3 show unusually strong Ly-alpha emission, compared with the general population of high redshift (z>2) radio galaxies. These Ly-alpha excess objects (LAEs) show Ly-alpha/HeII values consistent ... More
The SINFONI survey of powerful radio galaxies at z~2: Jet-driven AGN feedback during the Quasar EraOct 06 2016We present VLT/SINFONI imaging spectroscopy of the warm ionized gas in 33 powerful radio galaxies at redshifts z>~2, which are excellent sites to study the interplay of rapidly accreting active galactic nuclei and the interstellar medium of the host galaxy ... More
Evidence for powerful AGN winds at high redshift: Dynamics of galactic outflows in radio galaxies during the "Quasar Era"Sep 30 2008Oct 13 2008AGN feedback now appears as an attractive mechanism to resolve some of the outstanding problems with the "standard" cosmological models, in particular those related to massive galaxies. To directly constrain how this may influence the formation of massive ... More
Strong [CII] emission at high redshiftApr 24 2009We report the detection of the [CII]157.74um fine-structure line in the lensed galaxy BRI 0952-0115 at z=4.43, using the APEX telescope. This is the first detection of the [CII] line in a source with L_FIR < 10^13 L_sun at high redshift. The line is very ... More
The radio galaxy K-z relation: the 10^12 Msol mass limit; masses of galaxies from the L_K luminosity, up to z >4Nov 20 2003The narrow K-z relation of powerful radio galaxies in the Hubble K diagram is often attributed to the stellar populations of massive elliptical galaxies. Extended over a large range of redshifts (0<z<4), it is difficult to estimate masses at high z from ... More
Star formation around RCW 120, the perfect bubbleFeb 05 2009We take advantage of the very simple morphology of RCW 120 -- a perfect bubble -- to understand the mechanisms triggering star formation around an HII region and to establish what kind of stars are formed there. We present 870 microns observations of ... More
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17Jul 30 2007We present deep 350- and 1200-micron imaging of the region around 4C41.17 -- one of the most distant (z = 3.792) and luminous known radio galaxies -- obtained with the Submillimeter High Angular Resolution Camera (SHARC-II) and the Max Planck Millimeter ... More
Gas kinematics in powerful radio galaxies at z~2: Energy supply from star formation, AGN, and radio jetOct 05 2016We compare the kinetic energy and momentum injection rates from intense star formation, bolometric AGN radiation, and radio jets with the kinetic energy and momentum observed in the warm ionized gas in 24 powerful radio galaxies at z~2. These galaxies ... More
Compact radio sources and jet-driven AGN feedback in the early Universe: Constraints from integral-field spectroscopyAug 30 2007To investigate the impact of radio jets during the formation epoch of their massive host galaxies, we present an analysis of two massive, log(M_stel/ M_sun)~10.6 and 11.3, compact radio galaxies at z=3.5, TNJ0205+2242 and TNJ0121+1320. Their small radio ... More