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Overview

The Massive Galaxy Project is a multi-pronged effort to characterize and understand the physical processes that drive the evolution of the most massive galaxies in the universe.

 

Our goals are to answer questions such as, are massive galaxies fundamentally multi-component systems and when did their components assemble?  What is their growth rate over cosmic time?  How do they reflect and influence their environment?

 

To tackle this broad range of questions, we make use of a variety of data sets from COSMOS, BOSS, the Stripe 82 co-adds, and IFU observations from the MaNGA survey.

 

The Massive Galaxy Project includes the following results and data-products:

 

  • The Stripe 82 Massive Galaxy Catalog (S82-MGC), including a mass limited sample of 41,770 galaxies with log Mstar/Msun>11.2 to z=0.7

  • Stellar mass completeness estimates for the BOSS CMASS and LOWZ samples

  • Mock catalogs for the BOSS survey which reproduce the two-point correlation function and which account for the stellar mass completeness of the BOSS survey.

 

The main publications of the massive galaxy project working group can be found here.

 

Kevin Bundy

Asst. Professor

Kavli IPMU

 

Song Huang

Postdoc

Kavli IPMU

 

People

Alexie Leauthaud

Asst. Professor

Kavli IPMU

 

Benedetta Vulcani

DECRA Postdoc Fellow

U. of Melbourne

 

Jenny Greene

Professor

Princeton University

 

Shun Saito

Postdoc Fellow

MPA