Constraining the Evolution of Galaxies over the Interaction Sequence with Multiwavelength Observations and Simulations
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CitationLanz, Lauranne. 2013. Constraining the Evolution of Galaxies over the Interaction Sequence with Multiwavelength Observations and Simulations. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
AbstractInteractions are crucial for galaxy formation and profoundly affect their evolution. However, our understanding of the impact of interactions on star formation and activity of the central supermassive black hole remains incomplete. In the canonical picture of the interaction process, these processes are expected to undergo a strong enhancement, but some recent studies have not found this prediction to be true in a statistically meaningful sense. This thesis uses a sample of local interactions observed from the ultraviolet to the far-infrared and a suite of N-body hydrodynamic simulations of interactions to examine the evolution of star formation, stellar mass, dust properties, and spectral energy distributions (SEDs) over the interaction sequence.
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