Proc. IAU volume 12, issue S333, P102-105 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s1743921317011127 View full text
Nithyanandan Thyagarajan

Abstract: AbstractDirect detection of the Epoch of Reionization (EoR) via redshifted 21 cm line of H i will reveal the nature of the first stars and galaxies as well as revolutionize our understanding of a poorly explored evolutionary phase of the Universe. Projects such as the MWA, LOFAR, and PAPER commenced in the last decade with the promise of high significance statistical detection of the EoR, but have so far only weakly constrained models owing to unforeseen challenges from bright foreground sources and instrument…

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