RSAA Colloquia / Seminars / Feast-of-Facts: Thursday, 01 October 2015, 11:00-12:00; Duffield Lecture Theatre

Kim Vy-Tran

"ZFOURGE & ZFIRE: Galaxy Evolution Over 13 Billion Years"

ZFOURGE and ZFIRE are deep near-IR surveys that track how galaxies assemble over cosmic time. ZFOURGE identifies approximately 30,000 galaxies up to redshifts of z~7 using a custom set of medium-band near-IR filters that provide high precision photometric redshifts. ZFIRE selects galaxies from ZFOURGE for spectroscopic follow-up with Keck/MOSFIRE to measure how baryons cycle between stars, winds, and the Inter-Stellar Medium at z~2. Here I summarize our results that include stellar mass functions at 0.5