Evolution Through the Post-starburst Phase: Using Post-starburst Galaxies as Laboratories for Understanding the Processes that Drive Galaxy Evolution

  title={Evolution Through the Post-starburst Phase: Using Post-starburst Galaxies as Laboratories for Understanding the Processes that Drive Galaxy Evolution},
  author={K. Decker French},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  • K. D. French
  • Published 10 June 2021
  • Physics
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Post-starburst (or “E+A”) galaxies trace the fastest and most dramatic processes in galaxy evolution. Recent work studying the evolution of galaxies through this phase has revealed insights on how galaxies undergo structural and stellar population changes as well as the role of various feedback mechanisms. In this review, I summarize recent work on identifying post-starburst galaxies; tracing the role of this phase through cosmic time; measuring stellar populations, on-going star formation… 
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