Thesis page

This page is a gathering of some matters regarding important and not so important issues of my thesis. See the links in the menu on the left-hand side.
If you are looking for my dissertation, have a look at my publications page.

Pretty pictures

Currently, it contains links to two images I made from observations used as the basis for my thesis. These images are created from intermediate band images (central wavelength ~8150A, FWHM ~220A) and standard broadband B and R.
These images form partially the basis of my thesis. The images have been taken as part of the Wide Field Imager Lyman Alpha Search (WFILAS). For the publications concerning WFILAS, refer to this page.

Data reduction

Next to the pretty pictures, this page also contains some serious work. For my thesis I have had to reduce many (> 1000) individual FORS2 MXU spectra. This had to be done in a correct and consistent way. The results of this blood, sweat and tears you can find on this page. If you find any errors, please let me know! If you find it useful, please let me know too! Just as a reminder, the manual comes with absolutely *NO WARRANTY*. My email address is .

The following manuals are available: