Hierarchical models of high-redshift galaxies with thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch stars: comparison with observations

@article{Tonini2010HierarchicalMO,
  title={Hierarchical models of high-redshift galaxies with thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch stars: comparison with observations},
  author={Chiara Tonini and Claudia Maraston and Daniel I. Thomas and Julien Devriendt and Joseph I. Silk},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={403},
  pages={1749-1758}
}
In a recent paper, we presented the first semi-analytic model of galaxy formation in which the thermally pulsing asymptotic giant branch (TP-AGB) phase of stellar evolution has been fully implemented. Here, we address the comparison with observations, and show how the TP-AGB recipe affects the performance of the model in reproducing the colours and near-infrared luminosities of high-redshift galaxies. We find that the semi-analytic model with the TP-AGB better matches the colour–magnitude and… Expand

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