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East-Asia AGN Workshop 2019
January 21(Mon)-23(Wed), 2019
ASIAA Auditorium, 1st Floor AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building

Poster Presentation

Cosmic reionization with the Gunn-Peterson trough of high redshift quasars

Author(s): Ting-Yi Lu (NTHU) Tomotsugu Goto (NTHU)

Presenter: Ting-Yi Lu (NTHU)

High redshift quasars (QSOs) could be the background source for probing the cosmic reionization history directly because the wavelengths bluer to the Lyα emission line in their spectra are strongly absorbed by the intergalactic medium (IGM). Since Hydrogen is the most abundant matter especially in the early universe, the transmission of the Lyα photons points out how neutral the IGM is along the line-of-sight (LOS) toward a QSO. The absorbed region in the spectrum of the QSO is called the Gunn-Peterson through (GP through). We investigate the GP through of QSOs at redshift ≥ 6 by several measurements include (1) the transmission and optical depth (2) the near zone size (3) the dark gap statistic, and (4) the dark pixel fraction. We present the result using the spectra of 64 QSOs at 5.8

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