A Statistical and Multi-wavelength Study of Star Formation by Corentin Schreiber

By Corentin Schreiber

This thesis provides a pioneering procedure for gleaning the utmost details from the private pictures of the far-infrared universe received with the Herschel satellite tv for pc, achieving galaxies fainter via an order of significance than in earlier experiences. utilizing those top quality measurements, the writer first demonstrates that the majority of galaxy superstar formation didn't happen in merger-driven starbursts over ninety% of the historical past of the universe, which means that galaxy progress is in its place ruled by way of a gentle infall of subject. the writer additional demonstrates that huge galaxies undergo a gentle decline of their megastar formation task, offering another course for galaxies to forestall megastar formation. one of many key unsolved questions in astrophysics is how galaxies obtained their mass during cosmic time. within the general concept, the merging of galaxies performs a huge function in forming new stars. Then, outdated galaxies all of sudden cease forming stars via an unknown approach. Investigating this idea calls for an impartial degree of the big name formation depth of galaxies, which has been unavailable end result of the airborne dirt and dust obscuration of stellar light.

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2004), z 1 (Noeske et al. 2007; Elbaz et al. 2007), z 2 (Daddi et al. 2007; Pannella et al. 2009; Rodighiero et al. 2011; Whitaker et al. 2012) z = 3–4 (Daddi et al. 2009; Magdis et al. 2010; Heinis et al. 2013; Pannella et al. , Stark et al. 2009; Bouwens et al. 2012; Stark et al. 2013; González et al. 2014; Steinhardt et al. 2014; Salmon et al. 2015) suggested instead a radically new paradigm. The tightness of this correlation is indeed not consistent with the idea that most stars are formed in frequent random bursts induced by processes like major mergers of gas-rich galaxies, and favors more stable star formation histories (Noeske et al.

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