Exploring the star formation histories of galaxies in different environments from MaNGA spectra

MARIA DEL CARMEN ARGUDO FERNANDEZ, Médéric Boquien, Shiyin Shen, Fangting Yuan, Jun Yin, Ruixiang Chang, Lei Hao

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Abstract

The star formation history (SFH) of galaxies allow us to investigate when galaxies formed their stars and assembled their mass. We can constrain the SFH with high level of precision from galaxies with resolved stellar populations, since we are able to discriminate between stars of different ages from the spectrum they emit. However, the relative importance of secular evolution (nature) over nurture is not yet clear, and separating the effects of interaction-driven evolution in the observed galaxy properties is not trivial. The aim of this study is to use MaNGA (Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO) Integral Field Unit (IFU) data, in combination with multi-wavelength data, to constrain the SFH of nearby isolated galaxies. We present here the new techniques we are developing to constrain the SFH with high level of precision from Spectral Energy Distribution (SED) fitting. This study is part of a China-Chile collaboration program where we are applying these new techniques to investigate how galaxies formed and evolve in different environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Volume15
Issue numberS341
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • galaxies: evolution
  • galaxies: formation
  • galaxies: general
  • galaxies: interactions
  • galaxies: spiral
  • techniques: miscellaneous

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