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Robust determination of the major merger fraction at z=0.6 in the groth strip
We measure the fraction of galaxies undergoing disk-disk major mergers (∫^mph_m) at intermediate redshifts ((0.35 ≤ z < 0.85) by studying the asymmetry index A of galaxy images. Results are providedExpand
Formation of S0 galaxies through mergers. Bulge-disc structural coupling resulting from major mergers
Observations reveal a strong structural coupling between bulge and disc in S0 galaxies, which seems difficult to explain if they have formed from supposedly catastrophic events such as major mergers.Expand
Formation of S0 galaxies through mergers : explaining angular momentum and concentration change from spirals to S0s
The CALIFA team has recently found that the stellar angular momentum and concentration of late-type spiral galaxies are incompatible with those of lenticular galaxies (S0s), concluding that fadingExpand
Growth of galactic bulges by mergers. II. Low-density satellites
Context. Satellite accretion events have been invoked for mimicking the internal secular evolutionary processes of bulge growth. However, N-body simulations of satellite accretions have paid littl eExpand
Evolutionary paths among different red galaxy types at 0.3 < z < 1.5 and the late buildup of massive E-S0s through major mergers
Some recent observations seem to disagree with hierarchical theories of galaxy formation about the role played by major mergers in the late buildup of massive E-S0s. We re-address this question byExpand
Pathways to quiescence: SHARDS view on the star formation histories of massive quiescent galaxies at 1.0 < z < 1.5
We present star formation histories (SFHs) for a sample of 104 massive (stellar mass M > 10^10 M_⊙) quiescent galaxies (MQGs) at z = 1.0–1.5 from the analysis of spectrophotometric data from theExpand
On the buildup of massive early-type galaxies at z≲1 I. Reconciling their hierarchical assembly with mass downsizing
Context. Several studies have tried to ascertain whether the increase in abundance of the early-type galaxies (E-S0a's) with time is mainly due to major mergers, but have reached oppositeExpand
A minor merger origin for stellar inner discs and rings in spiral galaxies
Context. Observations have shown that inner discs and rings (IDs and IRs) are not preferably found in barred galaxies, which indicates that their formation may differ from that described by theExpand
Formation of S0 galaxies through mergers Morphological properties: tidal relics, lenses, ovals, and other inner components
Context. Major mergers are popularly considered too destructive to produce the relaxed regular structures and the morphological inner components (ICs) usually observed in lenticular (S0) galaxies.Expand
Optically-faint massive Balmer Break Galaxies at z>3 in the CANDELS/GOODS fields
We present a sample of 33 Balmer Break Galaxies (BBGs) selected as dropouts in the deepest HST/F160W images of the two CANDELS/GOODS fields (i.e., $H\gtrsim27.3$ mag) but relatively bright inExpand