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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.DUST IN THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
2.1.Dust Particles
2.2.Extinction
2.3.Local Infrared Galaxies

3.THE COSMIC INFRARED BACKGROUND
3.1.General Observations and Direct Cosmological Implications
3.2.The Status of Deep Surveys: Resolved Fraction of the > 10 µm CIB
3.3.Redshift Contribution to the CIB

4.GALAXIES AT REDSHIFTS 0.5 leq z leq 1.5
4.1.Detailed Properties
4.2.Cosmic Evolution
4.3.Towards a Scenario of Recent Bulge and Disk Formation in Intermediate-Mass Spirals

5.GALAXIES AT REDSHIFTS z geq 1.5
5.1.Number Counts, Contribution to the CIB
5.2.Redshift Distribution and SEDs of the SMGs
5.3.Nature of the SMGs
5.4.Spitzer 24 mm Sources
5.5.ULIRGs and Active Galactic Nuclei at High Redshifts

6.CLUSTERING

7.FINDING ULIRGs AT z > 3: CONFUSION

8.COMPARISON OF MODELS WITH OBSERVATIONS

9.CONCLUSION AND OPEN QUESTIONS

APPENDIX: THE PHENOMENOLOGICAL MODEL OF LAGACHE ET AL. (2004)

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