An Empirically-calibrated Model for Interpreting the Evolution of Galaxies during the Reionization Era

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We develop a simple star formation model whose goal is to interpret the emerging body of observational data on star-forming galaxies at z & 6. The efficiency and duty cycle of the star formation activity within dark matter halos are determined by fitting the luminosity functions of Lyα emitter and Lyman-break galaxies at redshifts z ≃ 5 − 6. Our error… (More)

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@inproceedings{Stark2007AnEM, title={An Empirically-calibrated Model for Interpreting the Evolution of Galaxies during the Reionization Era}, author={Daniel P. Stark and Richard S. Ellis}, year={2007} }