On the Nature of Sub-Millimeter Galaxies

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Abstract

I discuss our current understanding of the nature of high-redshift (z > 2) (sub)-millimetre-selected galaxies, with a particular focus on whether their properties are representative of, or dramatically different from those displayed by the general star-forming galaxy population at these epochs. As a specific case study, I present some new results on the one sub-millimetre galaxy which happens to lie within the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and thus benefits from the very best available ultra-deep optical-infrared Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope imaging. I then consider what these and other recent results from optical-infrared studies of sub-millimetre and millimetre selected galaxies imply about their typical masses, sizes and specific star-formation rates, and how these compare with those of other star-forming galaxies selected at similar redshifts. I conclude with a brief discussion of the continued importance and promise of SCUBA2 in the era of Herschel.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGALAXY EVOLUTION: INFRARED TO MILLIMETER WAVELENGTH PERSPECTIVE
EditorsW Wang, JF Lu, Z Luo, ZQ Yang, H Hua, Z Chen
Place of PublicationSAN FRANCISCO
PublisherASTRONOMICAL SOC PACIFIC
Pages209-220
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-58381-772-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on the Galaxy Evolution: Infrared to Millimeter Wavelength Perspective - Guilin
Duration: 25 Oct 201029 Oct 2010

Conference

ConferenceConference on the Galaxy Evolution: Infrared to Millimeter Wavelength Perspective
CityGuilin
Period25/10/1029/10/10

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