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ABSTRACT

1.BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FOR GALAXY FORMATION
1.1.Initial Conditions: CDM Cosmology
1.2.Final Conditions: Low-redshift Galaxies

2.INTEGRAL CONSTRAINTS: COSMOLOGICAL QUANTITIES
2.1.Cosmic Density of Neutral Gas
2.2.Star Formation Rate Density
2.3.Stellar Mass Density
2.4.Cosmic Metal Enrichment History

3.THEORETICAL ADVANCES

4.PROTOGALAXY DEMOGRAPHICS
4.1.Lyman Break Galaxies (LBGs)
4.2.Lyman Alpha Emitters (LAEs)
4.3.Distant Red Galaxies (DRGs)
4.4.Sub-Millimeter Galaxies (SMGs)
4.5.Damped Lyman Absorption Systems (DLAs)

5.CLUSTERING OF PROTOGALAXIES

6.FIVE UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN GALAXY FORMATION

7.CONCLUSIONS: COMING ATTRACTIONS

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