Galaxy merger histories and the role of merging in driving star formation at z>1

S. Kaviraj, J. Devriendt, Y. Dubois, A. Slyz, C. Welker, C. Pichon, S. Peirani, D. Le Borgne

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Abstract

We use Horizon-AGN, a hydrodynamical cosmological simulation, to explore the role of mergers in the evolution of massive (M > 10^10 MSun) galaxies around the epoch of peak cosmic star formation (1zR(4:1 3 are 'blue' (i.e. have significant associated star formation), the proportion of 'red' mergers increases rapidly at ztodays stellar mass was formed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2845-2850
Number of pages6
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume452
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • astro-ph.GA

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