Tests and constraints on theories of galaxy formation and evolution

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Tests and constraints on current theories of galaxy formation and evolution are presented. They are derived from observations of the Northern Hubble Deep Field with WFPC2 and NICMOS. Photometric redshifts, extinctions and spectral energy distributions are calculated for all objects in the field. The tests and constraints are derived from the output of this analysis. The tests of the predictions from hierarchical and pure luminosity evolution galaxy evolution calculations favor the hierarchical model. Constraints are provided by the current luminosity function and its evolution to a redshift of 6.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-356
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysics and Space Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003


  • Cosmology
  • Galaxy evolution
  • Hubble deep field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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