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zFourGE/CANDELS : on the evolution of M* galaxy progenitors from z=3 to 0.5

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Galaxies with stellar masses near M* contain the majority of stellar mass in the universe, and are therefore of special interest in the study of galaxy evolution. The Milky Way (MW) and Andromeda (M31) have present-day stellar masses near M*, at 5 x 10(10) M-circle dot (defined here to be MW-mass) and 10(11) M-circle dot (defined to be M31-mass). We study the typical progenitors of these galaxies using the FOURSTAR Galaxy Evolution Survey (ZFOURGE). ZFOURGE is a deep medium-band near-IR imaging survey, which is sensitive to the progenitors of these galaxies out to z similar to 3. We use abundance-matching techniques to identify the main progenitors of these galaxies at higher redshifts. We measure the evolution in the stellar mass, rest-frame colors, morphologies, far-IR luminosities, and star formation rates, combining our deep multiwavelength imaging with near-IR Hubble Space Telescope imaging from Cosmic Near-IR Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS), and Spitzer and Herschel far-IR imaging from Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-Herschel and CANDELS-Herschel. The typical MW-mass and M31-mass progenitors passed through the same evolution stages, evolving from blue, star-forming disk galaxies at the earliest stages to redder dust-obscured IR-luminous galaxies in intermediate stages and to red, more quiescent galaxies at their latest stages. The progenitors of the MW-mass galaxies reached each evolutionary stage at later times (lower redshifts) and with stellar masses that are a factor of two to three lower than the progenitors of the M31-mass galaxies. The process driving this evolution, including the suppression of star formation in present-day M* galaxies, requires an evolving stellar-mass/halo-mass ratio and/or evolving halo-mass threshold for quiescent galaxies. The effective size and SFRs imply that the baryonic cold-gas fractions drop as galaxies evolve from high redshift to z similar to 0 and are strongly anticorrelated with an increase in the Sersic index. Therefore, the growth of galaxy bulges in M* galaxies corresponds to a rapid decline in the galaxy gas fractions and/or a decrease in the star formation efficiency.
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STAR-FORMING GALAXIES, SIMILAR-TO 2, LYMAN-BREAK GALAXIES, STELLAR MASS, FUNCTIONS, SPECTRAL ENERGY-DISTRIBUTIONS, EXTRAGALACTIC LEGACY SURVEY, ALPHA-EMITTING GALAXIES, ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI, HIGH-REDSHIFT GALAXIES, ULTRA-DEEP FIELD, galaxies: evolution, galaxies: high-redshift, galaxies: structure

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Papovich, C, I Labbe, R Quadri, et al. “zFourGE/CANDELS : on the Evolution of M* Galaxy Progenitors from Z=3 to 0.5.” ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 803.1 (2015): n. pag. Print.
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Papovich, C., Labbe, I., Quadri, R., Tilvi, V., Behroozi, P., Bell, E., Glazebrook, K., et al. (2015). zFourGE/CANDELS : on the evolution of M* galaxy progenitors from z=3 to 0.5. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 803(1).
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Papovich, C, I Labbe, R Quadri, V Tilvi, P Behroozi, EF Bell, K Glazebrook, et al. 2015. “zFourGE/CANDELS : on the Evolution of M* Galaxy Progenitors from Z=3 to 0.5.” Astrophysical Journal 803 (1).
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Papovich, C, I Labbe, R Quadri, V Tilvi, P Behroozi, EF Bell, K Glazebrook, L Spitler, Caroline Straatman, K-V Tran, M Cowley, R Dave, A Dekel, M Dickinson, HC Ferguson, SL Finkelstein, E Gawiser, H Inami, SM Faber, GG Kacprzak, L Kawinwanichakij, D Kocevski, A Koekemoer, DC Koo, P Kurczynski, JM Lotz, Y Lu, RA Lucas, D McIntosh, N Mehrtens, B Mobasher, A Monson, G Morrison, T Nanayakkara, SE Persson, B Salmon, R Simons, A Tomczak, P van Dokkum, B Weiner, and SP Willner. 2015. “zFourGE/CANDELS : on the Evolution of M* Galaxy Progenitors from Z=3 to 0.5.” Astrophysical Journal 803 (1).
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Papovich C, Labbe I, Quadri R, Tilvi V, Behroozi P, Bell E, et al. zFourGE/CANDELS : on the evolution of M* galaxy progenitors from z=3 to 0.5. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL. 2015;803(1).
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C. Papovich et al., “zFourGE/CANDELS : on the evolution of M* galaxy progenitors from z=3 to 0.5,” ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, vol. 803, no. 1, 2015.
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  abstract     = {{Galaxies with stellar masses near M* contain the majority of stellar mass in the universe, and are therefore of special interest in the study of galaxy evolution. The Milky Way (MW) and Andromeda (M31) have present-day stellar masses near M*, at 5 x 10(10) M-circle dot (defined here to be MW-mass) and 10(11) M-circle dot (defined to be M31-mass). We study the typical progenitors of these galaxies using the FOURSTAR Galaxy Evolution Survey (ZFOURGE). ZFOURGE is a deep medium-band near-IR imaging survey, which is sensitive to the progenitors of these galaxies out to z similar to 3. We use abundance-matching techniques to identify the main progenitors of these galaxies at higher redshifts. We measure the evolution in the stellar mass, rest-frame colors, morphologies, far-IR luminosities, and star formation rates, combining our deep multiwavelength imaging with near-IR Hubble Space Telescope imaging from Cosmic Near-IR Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS), and Spitzer and Herschel far-IR imaging from Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-Herschel and CANDELS-Herschel. The typical MW-mass and M31-mass progenitors passed through the same evolution stages, evolving from blue, star-forming disk galaxies at the earliest stages to redder dust-obscured IR-luminous galaxies in intermediate stages and to red, more quiescent galaxies at their latest stages. The progenitors of the MW-mass galaxies reached each evolutionary stage at later times (lower redshifts) and with stellar masses that are a factor of two to three lower than the progenitors of the M31-mass galaxies. The process driving this evolution, including the suppression of star formation in present-day M* galaxies, requires an evolving stellar-mass/halo-mass ratio and/or evolving halo-mass threshold for quiescent galaxies. The effective size and SFRs imply that the baryonic cold-gas fractions drop as galaxies evolve from high redshift to z similar to 0 and are strongly anticorrelated with an increase in the Sersic index. Therefore, the growth of galaxy bulges in M* galaxies corresponds to a rapid decline in the galaxy gas fractions and/or a decrease in the star formation efficiency.}},
  articleno    = {{26}},
  author       = {{Papovich, C and Labbe, I and Quadri, R and Tilvi, V and Behroozi, P and Bell, EF and Glazebrook, K and Spitler, L and Straatman, Caroline and Tran, K-V and Cowley, M and Dave, R and Dekel, A and Dickinson, M and Ferguson, HC and Finkelstein, SL and Gawiser, E and Inami, H and Faber, SM and Kacprzak, GG and Kawinwanichakij, L and Kocevski, D and Koekemoer, A and Koo, DC and Kurczynski, P and Lotz, JM and Lu, Y and Lucas, RA and McIntosh, D and Mehrtens, N and Mobasher, B and Monson, A and Morrison, G and Nanayakkara, T and Persson, SE and Salmon, B and Simons, R and Tomczak, A and van Dokkum, P and Weiner, B and Willner, SP}},
  issn         = {{0004-637X}},
  journal      = {{ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL}},
  keywords     = {{STAR-FORMING GALAXIES,SIMILAR-TO 2,LYMAN-BREAK GALAXIES,STELLAR MASS,FUNCTIONS,SPECTRAL ENERGY-DISTRIBUTIONS,EXTRAGALACTIC LEGACY SURVEY,ALPHA-EMITTING GALAXIES,ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI,HIGH-REDSHIFT GALAXIES,ULTRA-DEEP FIELD,galaxies: evolution,galaxies: high-redshift,galaxies: structure}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{1}},
  pages        = {{24}},
  title        = {{zFourGE/CANDELS : on the evolution of M* galaxy progenitors from z=3 to 0.5}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637X/803/1/26}},
  volume       = {{803}},
  year         = {{2015}},
}

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