Published in "Extragalactic Background Radiation", Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series 7, 1995, eds. D. Calzetti, M. Livio and P. Madau

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THE RADIO BACKGROUND EMISSION - THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT

M. S. Longair


Cavendish Laboratory, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HE, England


Abstract. A brief survey is presented of the extragalactic background radiation in the radio, centimeter and millimeter wavebands, excluding the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation. Little progress has been made in the study of the long wavelength radio background radiation over recent years. At millimeter wavelengths, the possibility of searching for the strongly redshifted far-infrared luminosity associated with the first generations of star formation in young galaxies is discussed.


Table of Contents

SALUTATIONS

THE RADIO BACKGROUND RADIATION

THE BACKGROUND RADIATION AND GALAXY FORMATION REVISITED

SUBMILLIMETRE COSMOLOGY

THE BACKGROUND RADIATION AND GALAXY FORMATION

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