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The physics of galaxy evolution with EAGLE.

Puech, M. and Lehnert, M. and Yang, Y. and Cuby, J. -G. and Morris, S. and Evans, C. and Neichel, B. and Fusco, T. and Rousset, G. and Flores, H. (2010) 'The physics of galaxy evolution with EAGLE.', in 1st A04ELT Conference - Adaptive optics for extremely large telescopes : Paris, France, June 22-26, 2009 ; proceedings. Les Ulis: EDP Sciences, 01005.


One of the prominent science goal of the ELTs will be to study the physics and mass assembly of galaxies at very high redshifts. Here, we present the galaxy evolution science case for EAGLE, which is a NIR multi-integral field spectrograph for the E-ELT currently under phase A study. We summarize results of simulations conducted to derive high-level requirements. In particular, we show how we have derived the specifications for the ensquared energy that the AO system needs to provide to reach the scientific goals of the instrument. Finally, we present future strategies to conduct galaxy surveys with EAGLE.

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Publisher statement:© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2010 This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any noncommercial medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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