The Star formation history of field galaxies

  title={The Star formation history of field galaxies},
  author={Piero Madau and Lucia Pozzetti and Mark E. Dickinson},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We develop a method for interpreting faint galaxy data which focuses on the integrated light radiated from the galaxy population as a whole. The emission history of the universe at ultraviolet, optical, and near-infrared wavelengths is modeled from the present epoch to z ≈ 4 by tracing the evolution with cosmic time of the galaxy luminosity density, as determined from several deep spectroscopic samples and the Hubble Deep Field (HDF) imaging survey. In a q0 = 0.5, h50 = 1 cosmology, the global… 

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