PI: Mariska Kriek, University of California, Berkeley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Astronomy Department, Hearst Field Annex, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
CoI: Therese Jones, University of California, Berkeley
Title: Physical Properties of Galaxies as a Function of Spectral Type
Abstract: The high-quality photometry of the NEWFIRM Medium-Band Survey has allowed us to characterize the galaxy population at z=0.5-2.0 using a novel approach. We have divided the galaxy population at z=[0.5,2] into 32 different spectral types, and constructed a composite spectral energy distribution (SED) for each. These SEDs enable us to pre-select galaxies of particular type; by observing a fraction of the galaxies per SED type, we can systematiclly study spectral properties as a function of galaxy type. This is the most effcient method to obtain spectroscopic samples that span the entire galaxy population, with a well-understood selection. We propose to use Hectospec to observe rest- frame UV and optical emission and absorption features for 600 bright galaxies at 0.5<z<1.0. The Hectospec spectra will be combined with Gemini/GNIRS spectra which target the 1.3<z<1.7 galaxies in our sample. We will systematically investigate how the physical properties of galaxies correlate with SED type, stellar mass, and redshift. This study will give new insights into the correlations between stellar populations, metallicities, dust, AGN activity, and galactic outflows in galaxies.
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