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Dwarf Galaxies as Laboratories of Protogalaxy Physics: Canonical Star Formation Laws at Low Metallicity

Abstract In the upcoming decade, powerful new astronomical facilities such as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), and ground-based 30-meter telescopes will open up the epoch of reionization to direct astronomical observation. One of the primary tools used to understand the bulk astrophysical properties of the high-redshift universe are empirically-derived star-forming laws, which relate observed luminosity to fundamental astrophysical quantities such as star formation rate. The radio/infrared relation is one of the more mysterious of these relations: despite its somewhat uncertain astrophysical origins, this relation is extremely tight and linear, with 0.3 dex of scatter over five orders of magnitude in galaxy lu... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Monkiewicz, Jacqueline (Author) / Bowman, Judd (Advisor) / Scowen, Paul (Advisor) / Mauskopf, Philip (Committee member) / Scannapieco, Evan (Committee member) / Jansen, Rolf (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Astronomy / Astrophysics / dwarf / galaxy / infrared / metallicity / protogalaxy / radio
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 189 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Astrophysics 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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