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The Cosmic BPT diagram: Confronting Theory with Observations

Kewley, Lisa; Maier, Christian; Yabe, Kiyoto; Ohta, Kouji; Akiyama, Masayuki; Dopita, Michael; Yuan, TianTian


We compare a large sample of galaxies between 0.5 < z < 2.6 with theoretical predictions for how the optical diagnostic line ratios in galaxy ensembles change as a function of cosmic time. We show that star-forming galaxies at high redshift (z > 1.5) are

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/774/1/L10


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