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The insignificance of major mergers in driving star formation at z ≅ 2

Kaviraj, S; Cohen, S. H.; Windhorst, Rogier A; Silk, Joe; O’Connell, R. W.; Dopita, Michael; Dekel, A; Hathi, Nimish P; Straughn, Amber; Rutkowski, M J


We study the significance of major-merger-driven star formation in the early Universe, by quantifying the contribution of this process to the total star formation budget in 80 massive (M* > 1010 M⊙) galaxies at z ≃ 2. Employing visually classified

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/sls019


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