Astro Seminar: "Living la vida loca: How to Assemble a Massive Dead Galaxy by z=1.0-1.5"

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 14:00 - 15:00
Helena Dominguez-Sanchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Three billion years after the big bang (at redshift z = 2), half of the most massive galaxies were already old, quiescent systems with little to no residual star formation. How were the lives of these galaxies so they died so fast? In this talk, I present recent results on the Star Formation Histories (SFHs) of a sample of ~ 100 quiescent massive (log M > 10 M☉) galaxies at z=1.0 - 1.5.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4