First results from HerMES on the evolution of the submillimetre luminosity function

S.A. Eales, G. Raymond, I.G. Roseboom, B. Altieri, A. Amblard, V. Arumugam, R. Auld, H. Aussel, T. Babbedge, A. Blain, J. Bock, A. Boselli, D. Brisbin, V. Buat, D. Burgarella, N. Castro-Rodríguez, A. Cava, P. Chanial, D. L. Clements, A. ConleyL. Conversi, A. Cooray, C.D. Dowell, E. Dwek, S. Dye, D. Elbaz, D. Farrah, M. Fox, A. Franceschini, W. Gear, J. Glenn, E.A. González Solares, M. Griffin, M. Harwit, E. Hatziminaoglou, J. Huang, E. Ibar, K. Isaak, R.J. Ivison, G. Lagache, L. Levenson, C.J. Lonsdale, N. Lu, S. Madden, B. Maffei, G. Mainetti, L. Marchetti, G.E. Morrison, A.M.J. Mortier, H.T. Nguyen, B. O'Halloran, S.J. Oliver, A. Omont, F.N. Owen, M.J. Page, M. Pannella, P. Panuzzo, A. Papageorgiou, C.P. Pearson, I. Pérez-Fournon, M. Pohlen, J.I. Rawlings, D. Rigopoulou, D. Rizzo, M. Rowan-Robinson, M. Sánchez Portal, B. Schulz, D. Scott, N. Seymour, D. L. Shupe, Jason Stevens, V. Strazzullo, M. Symeonidis, M. Trichas, K.E. Tugwell, M. Vaccari, I. Valtchanov, L. Vigroux, L. Wang, R. Ward, G. Wright, C.K. Xu, M. Zemcov

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We have carried out two extremely deep surveys with SPIRE, one of the two cameras on Herschel, at 250 μm, close to the peak of the far-infrared background. We have used the results to investigate the evolution of the rest-frame 250-μm luminosity function out to z = 2.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberL23
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010


  • galaxies: evoluton, galaxies: formation, galaxies: high-redshift, submillimeter: galaxies


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