How to Measure Galaxy Star Formation Histories II: Nonparametric Models

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Leja, Joel; Carnall, Adam C.; Johnson, Benjamin D.; Conroy, Charlie; Speagle, Joshua S.;
(2018)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/ab133c
  • Subject: Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Galaxy Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics | Astrophysics::Solar and Stellar Astrophysics

Nonparametric star formation histories (SFHs) have long promised to be the `gold standard' for galaxy spectral energy distribution (SED) modeling as they are flexible enough to describe the full diversity of SFH shapes, whereas parametric models rule out a significant f... View more
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