Mass assembly in quiescent and star-forming galaxies since z ≃ 4 from UltraVISTA

O. Ilbert, H. J. McCracken, O. Le Fevre, P. Capak, J. Dunlop, A. Karim, M. A. Renzini, K. Caputi, S. Boissier, S. Arnouts, H. Aussel, J. Comparat, Q. Guo, P. Hudelot, J. Kartaltepe, J. P. Kneib, J. K. Krogager, E. Le Floc'h, S. Lilly, Y. MellierB. Milvang-Jensen, T. Moutard, M. Onodera, J. Richard, M. Salvato, D. B. Sanders, N. Scoville, J. Silverman, Y. Taniguchi, L. Tasca, R. Thomas, S. Toft, L. Tresse, D. Vergani, M. Wolk, A. Zirm

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We estimate the galaxy stellar mass function and stellar mass density for star-forming and quiescent galaxies with 0.210^10.7Msun. For the mass function of the quiescent galaxies, we do not find any significant evolution of the high-mass end at z1.5 consistent with the expected uncertainties. We also develop a new method to infer the specific SFR from the mass function of star-forming galaxies. We find that the sSFR of 10^10Msun galaxies increases continuously in the redshift range 1
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA55
Number of pages19
JournalAstronomy & Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

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