Eight billion years of disk galaxy evolution no galaxy is an island

GEMS, MIPS Instrument, and COMBO-17 teams

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Abstract

We present a brief discussion of the evolution of disk galaxy stellar masses, sizes, rotation velocities, and star formation rates over the last eight billion years. Recent observations have failed to detect significant evolution in the stellar mass Tully-Fisher relation, stellar mass–size relation, and the stellar mass function of disk galaxies. Yet, most z < 1 star formation is in disks, and this star formation would be expected to drive a rapid growth of the total stellar mass (and therefore mass function) of disks in the last eight billion years. Such a build-up is not seen; instead, a rapid build-up in the total stellar mass in non-star-forming spheroid-dominated galaxies is observed. Large numbers of disk-dominated galaxies are systematically shutting off their star formation and building up a spheroid (or losing a disk) in the epoch 0 < z < 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
EditorsR.S. De Jong
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Pages475-480
Number of pages6
Edition202409
ISBN (Electronic)9781402055737
ISBN (Print)9780387727677, 9780387876207, 9781402055720, 9781402055720, 9781402069321, 9781402088674, 9781402091896, 9781441981608, 9781441983688, 9783540758259, 9783642033230, 9783642103216, 9783642103513, 9783642113406, 9783642172502, 9789048133994, 9789048134984
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
EventInternational Conference on Island Universe: Structure and Evolution of Disk Galaxies, 2005 - Terschelling, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 3 2005Jul 5 2005

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
Number202409
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Island Universe: Structure and Evolution of Disk Galaxies, 2005
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityTerschelling
Period7/3/057/5/05

Keywords

  • Galaxies: Evolution
  • Galaxies: Fundamental parameters
  • Infrared: Galaxies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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