Special Session SS23
1 July 2021
The main sequence of star-forming galaxies
The tight correlation between star formation rate (SFR) and stellar mass of star-forming galaxies (the "main sequence''; MS) has been widely studied over the past decade. Previously, the MS was taken as evidence for the dominance of secular galaxy evolution. The MS is now a useful parameter space for identifying galaxy populations (such as starburst, transitional objects, and quiescent galaxies) and for studying variations in galaxy properties. This symposium is timely because we are still refining the measurement of the MS and its scatter across a range of stellar mass and redshift, which will be helped by upcoming surveys with Euclid and JWST. In addition, large cosmological hydrodynamical simulations are now realistic enough to allow for the mock observations and forward modeling of the simulated outcome that are needed to carry out consistent comparisons.
This symposium aims to bring together observers and simulators, working both at high and low redshifts. By bringing together theorists and observers, we can better understand and overcome the barriers to interpreting our results, and thereby better inform our interpretation of observed data and our modeling of galaxy evolution.
This special session will be split over three 1.5 hour blocks, each dedicated to one of the following topics, that will be introduced and discussed by an invited speaker (30min) and contributed talks (20min). We will also be accepting e-posters and presenters will have the opportunity to give a brief poster sparkler talk.
Sarah Leslie (Chair, Leiden Observatory)
Updated on Mon Feb 15 14:37:13 CET 2021
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