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The Subaru Seminar is usually held in Room 104 of the Hilo Base Facility, adjacent to the main lobby. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are interested in giving a seminar, please contact Subaru seminar organizers (Tadayuki Kodama, Kumiko S. Usuda, Naoyuki Tamura, Tomonori Usuda) by email : (please change"_at" to @).

February 14, Monday, at 3:30 pm

" Massive Galaxies at 2< z <4: New Insights into Galaxy Formation and Evolution "

Danilo Marchesini

(Tufts University, USA)

As the redshift range z=2-4 represents a key epoch in the buildup and evolution of galaxies, studies of the properties of galaxies at these redshifts provide important clues on the physical processes at work during galaxy formation and evolution. I will present results on the evolution of the stellar mass function of galaxies at 1.5< z <4 from the MUSYC, FIREWORKS, and FIRES surveys, putting particular stress on its uncertainties, especially the systematics. I will then present the most recent results from the NEWFIRM Medium-Band Survey (NMBS), focusing on the properties of the most massive galaxies at 3< z <4, on the unexpected results the NMBS data quality and wavelength coverage have returned, and on their implications for our understanding of galaxy evolution. Finally, I will conclude with an overview of ongoing projects aiming to further improve our knowledge on the high-redshift universe.

Seminars are also held at JAC, CFHT, and IfA.

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