Back to the article index


Article Contents

ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION
1.1.The Biggest and the Brightest
1.2.Overview

2.THE DISCOVERY OF ULIRGs

3.THE PHYSICS OF LOCAL ULIRGs
3.1.Optical to mid-IR Imaging
3.2.Optical & near-IR Spectroscopy
3.3.Mid-infrared spectroscopy
3.4.Radio Continuum Studies: AGN vs Luminous Radio Supernovae
3.5.Molecular gas: CO & HCN Observations
3.6.Maser Emission
3.7.X-Ray Emission

4.THE EMERGING PICTURE OF ULIRGs: LOCAL UNIVERSE

5.ULIRGs AT HIGH REDSHIFT
5.1.The cosmic infrared background
5.2.Resolving the CIB: LIRGs and ULIRGs at 0 < z < 1.5
5.3.Resolving the CIB: ULIRGs at z > 1.5

6.ULIRGs AND LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE

7.OPEN QUESTIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS

8.ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

REFERENCES