Massive Dead Galaxies at z~2 with HST Grism Spectroscopy I. Star Formation Histories and Metallicity Enrichment

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Morishita, T.; Abramson, L. E.; Treu, T.; Brammer, G. B.; Jones, T.; Kelly, P.; Stiavelli, M.; Trenti, M.; Vulcani, B.; Wang, X.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab1d53
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Observations have revealed massive (logM*/Msun>11) galaxies that were already dead when the universe was only ~2 Gyr. Given the short time before these galaxies were quenched, their past histories and quenching mechanism(s) are of particular interest. In this paper, we ... View more
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