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A Multi-Wavelength Census of Star Formation at Redshift z~2

by Naveen A. Reddy

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Institution: California Institute of Technology
Advisor(s): Charles C. Steidel
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Year: 2006
Volume: 207 pages
ISBN-10: 1581123310
ISBN-13: 9781581123319


We examine the census of star-forming galaxies and their extinction properties at redshift z~2, when a large fraction of the stellar mass in the universe formed. We find a good agreement between the X-ray, radio, and de-reddened UV estimates of the average star formation rate (SFR) for our sample of z~2 galaxies of ~50 Msun/yr, indicating that the locally calibrated SFR relations appear to be statistically valid from redshifts 1.5

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