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The 2dF QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ)

The 2QZ is Finished!
See `Latest News' for details.

About the Survey
Before jumping into all the finer details of the survey, a brief non-astronomer's guide to redshift surveys is available. See also our brief summary of 2QZ basics.

We are using the AAT Two-Degree Field (2dF) to obtain redshifts for > 25000 B < 21 QSOs in two 75° × 5° declination strips in the South Galactic Pole and in an equatorial region at the North Galactic cap. The primary scientific aims of the QSO survey are: (1) to obtain the primordial fluctuation power spectrum out to COBE scales, (2) to determine the rate of QSO clustering evolution in the non-linear and linear regimes and hence obtain new limits on the value of Omega_0 and the bias parameter, (3) to apply a powerful geometric method to measure Lambda.

A more detailed discussion of the above paragraph is available.

2QZ Basics
Spectroscopic Data Release
Photometric (UBR) Data Release
Survey Progress Report
The Input Catalogue
The Survey Team

AAO Durham LJMU Oxford

The 2QZ team
(Tue Jun 17 18:50:19 BST 2008 by RJS)

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