The Messenger Astronomical Science

Witnessing the Early Growth and Life Cycle of Galaxies with KMOS3D

Authors
  • Förster Schreiber, Natascha M. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Wilman, David [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Wisnioski, Emily S. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; ASTRO3D – ARC Centre for Excellence in All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D, Canberra, Australia]
  • Fossati, Matteo [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Department of Physics, Durham University, UK]
  • Mendel, J. Trevor [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; ASTRO3D – ARC Centre for Excellence in All-Sky Astrophysics in 3D, Canberra, Australia]
  • Bender, Ralf [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Genzel, Reinhard [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley, USA]
  • Beifiori, Alessandra [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Belli, Sirio [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Brammer, Gabe [Cosmic Dawn Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark]
  • Burkert, Andreas [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Chan, Jeffrey [Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California, Riverside, USA]
  • Davies, Richard I. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Davies, Rebecca L. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Fabricius, Maximilian [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Galametz, Audrey [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany; Geneva Observatory, University of Geneva, Switzerland]
  • Herrera-Camus, Rodrigo [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Lang, Philipp [Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany]
  • Lutz, Dieter [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Momcheva, Ivelina [Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA]
  • Naab, Thorsten [Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Garching, Germany]
  • Nelson, Erica J. [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, USA; Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Price, Sedona H. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Renzini, Alvio [INAF–Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy]
  • Saglia, Roberto [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Seitz, Stella [Universitäts-Sternwarte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany]
  • Shimizu, Taro [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Sternberg, Amiel [School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel Aviv University, Israel]
  • Tacconi, Linda J. [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • Tadaki, Ken-ichi [National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan]
  • Übler, Hannah [Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany]
  • van Dokkum, Pieter G. [Astronomy Department, Yale University, New Haven, USA]
  • Wuyts, Stijn [Department of Physics, University of Bath, UK]

Section
Astronomical Science
Abstract

Near-infrared integral field unit (IFU) spectrographs are powerful tools for investigating galaxy evolution. We report on our recently completed multi- year KMOS3D survey of Hα, [N II] and [SII] line emission of galaxies at redshift z ~ 0.7–2.7 with the K-band Multi-Object Spectrograph (KMOS) at the Very Large Telescope (VLT). With deep observations of 745 targets spanning over two orders of magnitude in galaxy mass, five billion years of cosmic time, and all levels of star formation, KMOS3D provides an unparalleled population-wide census of spatially-resolved kinematics, star formation, outflows and nebular gas conditions. The dataset sheds new light on the physical mechanisms driving the early growth and lifecycle of galaxies, and provides a rich legacy for the astronomical community.


Dates
Created: 2018-12-01/2018-12-31
Length
6 pages

Cite this article:

N. Förster Schreiber, D. Wilman, E. Wisnioski, M. Fossati, J. Mendel, R. Bender, R. Genzel, A. Beifiori, S. Belli, G. Brammer, A. Burkert, J. Chan, R. Davies, R. Davies, M. Fabricius, A. Galametz, R. Herrera-Camus, P. Lang, D. Lutz, I. Momcheva, T. Naab, E. Nelson, S. Price, A. Renzini, R. Saglia, S. Seitz, T. Shimizu, A. Sternberg, L. Tacconi, K. Tadaki, H. Übler, P. van Dokkum, S. Wuyts; Witnessing the Early Growth and Life Cycle of Galaxies with KMOS<sup>3D</sup>. The Messenger 174 (December 2018): 28–33. https://doi.org/10.18727/0722-6691/5110