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Mass and environment as drivers of galaxy evolution in SDSS and zCOSMOS and the origin of the Schechter function
We explore the simple inter-relationships between mass, star formation rate, and environment in the SDSS, zCOSMOS, and other deep surveys. We take a purely empirical approach in identifying those
A New Photometric Technique for the Joint Selection of Star-forming and Passive Galaxies at 1.4 <~ z <~ 2.5
A simple two-color selection based on B-, z-, and K-band photometry is proposed for culling galaxies at 1.4 z 2.5 in K-selected samples and classifying them as star-forming or passive systems. The
Accurate photometric redshifts for the CFHT legacy survey calibrated using the VIMOS VLT deep survey
We present photometric redshifts for an uniquely large and deep sample of 522286 objects with i'_{AB}<25 in the Canada-France Legacy Survey ``Deep Survey'' fields, which cover a total effective area
The Star formation history of field galaxies
We develop a method for interpreting faint galaxy data which focuses on the integrated light radiated from the galaxy population as a whole. The emission history of the universe at ultraviolet,
GMASS ultradeep spectroscopy of galaxies at z ~ 2. II. Superdense passive galaxies: how did they for
Aims. The aim of this work is to investigate the physical, structur al and evolutionary properties of old, passive galaxies at z> 1.4 and to place new constraints on massive galaxy formation and
LSD: Lyman-break galaxies Stellar populations and Dynamics – I. Mass, metallicity and gas at z∼ 3.1
We present the first results of a project, Lyman-break galaxies Stellar populations and Dynamics (LSD), aimed at obtaining spatially resolved, near-infrared (IR) spectroscopy of a complete sample of
Near-infrared template spectra of normal galaxies: k-corrections, galaxy models and stellar populations
We have observed 28 local galaxies in the wavelength range between 1 and 2.4 μm in order to define template spectra of the normal galaxies along the Hubble sequence. Five galaxies per morphological
Euclid Definition Study Report
Euclid is a space-based survey mission from the European Space Agency designed to understand the origin of the Universe's accelerating expansion. It will use cosmological probes to investigate the
Deep galaxy counts, extragalactic background light and the stellar baryon budget
We assess the constraints imposed by the observed extragalactic background light (EBL) on the cosmic history of star formation and the stellar-mass density today. The logarithmic slope of the galaxy
The K20 survey - I. Disentangling old and dusty star-forming galaxies in the ERO population
We present the results of VLT optical spectroscopy of a complete sample of 78 EROs with R-Ks\geq5 over a field of 52 arcmin^2. About 70% of the 45 EROs with Ks\leq19.2 have been spectroscopically