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Sadegh Khochfar (MPE)

The formation of massive galaxies through cosmic time
Wann Am 20.01.2012 von 10:30 bis 12:00
  • Kolloquium
Wo SH, Hörsaal
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In my talk I will present results from LCDM simulations and SAMs on the various different stages that massive galaxies go through on their way to maturity: At high redshifts z~6 they go through a growth spurting phase driven by high gas accretion rates and possibly triggered star formation. This episode is followed by a period in time around z~2 when massive galaxies grow in 'equilibrium' with their cold accretion rates, before they turn to a phase of growth mostly via mergers. I will highlight each of these phases and discuss their consequences on the properties of galaxies.