Astronomy Seminar: Massive Galaxy Growth since Cosmic Noon

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:00 - 16:00
Stijn Wuyts (MPE Garching)

The Hubble Space Telescope and integral-field spectrographs on the
ground offer us an unprecedented view of the internal physics within
high-redshift galaxies.  Exploiting the powerful synergy between
multi-band high-resolution imaging from CANDELS and spectroscopy from
3D-HST, SINS, and KMOS^3D, I will present new insights on resolved
stellar populations, bulge growth and quenching since z ~ 2.5, as well
as dynamical constraints on the mass budget in early disks.  I will
emphasize the importance of using both stellar and gaseous tracers to
reconstruct the characteristic life cycle of galaxies, and obtain a
comprehensive picture of galaxy growth.