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The VIMOS-VLT deep survey - Evolution of the galaxy luminosity function up to z = 2 in first epoch data
We investigate the evolution of the galaxy luminosity function from the VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS) from the present to z=2 in five (U, B, V, R and I) rest-frame band-passes. We use the first epochExpand
A Dearth of Dark Matter in Ordinary Elliptical Galaxies
The kinematics of the outer parts of three intermediate-luminosity elliptical galaxies were studied with the Planetary Nebula Spectrograph. The galaxies' velocity-dispersion profiles were found toExpand
The VIMOS-VLT deep survey - galaxy luminosity function per morphological type up to z = 1.2
We have computed the evolution of the rest-frame B-band luminosity function (LF) for bulge and disk-dominated galaxies since z=1.2. We use a sample of 605 spectroscopic redshifts with I_{AB} 0.9 andExpand
A deep kinematic survey of planetary nebulae in the Andromeda Galaxy
This thesis presents a survey of compact emission-line objects in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), performed using a novel new instrument, the Planetary Nebula Spectrograph. The final catalogue containsExpand
Planetary nebulae as tracers of galaxy stellar populations
We address the general problem of the luminosity-specific planetary nebula (PN) number, better known as the 'a' ratio, given by a = N PN/L gal , and its relationship with the age and metallicity ofExpand
The importance of mergers for the origin of intracluster stars in cosmological simulations of galaxy clusters
We study the origin of the diffuse stellar component (DSC) in 117 galaxy clusters extracted from a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation. We identify all galaxies present in the simulated clustersExpand
The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey: The build-up of the colour-density relation
We investigate the redshift and luminosity evolution of the galaxy colour-density relation using the data from the First Epoch VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS). The size (6582 galaxies), depth (I_AB<=24)Expand
Discovery of 9 ly alpha emitters at redshift Z 3.1 using narrow-band imaging and vlt spectroscopy
Narrowband imaging surveys aimed at detecting the faint emission from the 5007 A [O III] line of intracluster planetary nebulae in Virgo also probe high-redshift z ~ 3.1 Lyα emitters. Here we reportExpand
The cosmic star formation rate evolution from z = 5 to z = 0 from the VIMOS VLT deep survey
Context. The VIMOS VLT Deep Survey (VVDS) was undertaken to map the evolution of galaxies, large scale structures, and active galaxy nuclei from the redshift spectroscopic measurements of ∼10 5Expand