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Springer Theses

The Nature of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies

Authors: Cowley, William

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Durham University, UK
  • Includes a novel analytical derivation of the “blending bias” effect 
  • Is among the first predictions from a galaxy formation model for the James Webb Space Telescope 
  • Explains novel coupling of galaxy formation and radiative transfer models
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This thesis combines a theoretical model of galaxy formation with a treatment of the radiative transfer in the titular dusty star-forming galaxies. Embedding this within the well-established ΛCDM (Lambda cold dark matter) cosmology, the author was able to simulate galaxy populations from which realistic observational images were synthesised. Based on further analysis, he shows that there is a good correspondence with observations from new instruments such as the SCUBA2 bolometric camera and the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) interferometer, and reveals some novel aspects of this exciting galaxy population. In particular, he shows that blending of these galaxies in the imaging produces an artificial enhancement in their clustering, which he dubs “blending bias”. This implies that the host dark matter halo masses for these galaxies have previously been significantly overestimated. He also presents amongst the first predictions from a galaxy formation model for observations of these galaxies that will be made by the James Webb Space Telescope (the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope).

About the authors

Dr. William Cowley is a British scientist originally from Middlesbrough. He completed his Masters degree in theoretical physics in 2010 at Imperial College London, before spending two years as a consultant for Ernst & Young, working mainly in financial risk. He returned to academia in 2012 to begin his PhD at the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, where he was supervised by Profs. Cedric Lacey, Carlton Baugh and Shaun Cole. He successfully defended his thesis in November 2016 and is now a post-doctoral researcher at the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, University of Groningen, working with Prof. Dr. Karina Caputi.

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-66748-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66747-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature of Dusty Star-Forming Galaxies
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66748-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66748-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66747-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
Topics