I am a theoretical physicist and I have a reasonable understanding of the early universe, inflation, FLRW metric, leptogenesis, baryogenesis, perturbations, the works (mainly in the style of the classic Kolb & Turner "The Early Universe"). However, I would like to improve my understanding of the evolution of the universe way after recombination. Things I would like to have a better quantitative understanding of are
- What is the hierarchy of structures in the universe and how was it formed?
- Which types of galaxies can I encounter in which era and how do they fit within the point above?
- What is the mass of supermassive black holes as a function of redshift? What are the essential mechanisms of feedback between SMBHs and their host galaxies?
- How does metallicity in space evolve as a function of redshift? What is the timeline of the chemical evolution of the universe?
- Which stars can I encounter in which era? When are the first stellar remnants/ compact objects formed? How does binary star evolution fit into this? How do phenomena such as pulsar recyclation fit into this timeline?
- How were cosmic magnetic fields formed?
In all of the points above I would also like to understand which observation and/or model leads to any answer.
I realize that some of these questions do not have known answers and that there may be no single book that would try to answer all of them. However, I would still be interested if there was a comprehensive "crash course for theorists" of two or three graduate-style textbooks that told me about the approximate state of the art.