The Evolution of Massive Galaxies with Cosmic Time: Recent Survey Results

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 220B (San Jose Convention Center)
Claudia Scarlata,University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
This presentation will describe recent developments in our understanding of the formation and evolution of massive galaxies over the last 10 billion years. Despite their homogeneity in the local Universe, increasing evidence suggests that these galaxies have been continuously evolving. I will present an overview of recent results based on high-resolution images and spectra, acquired with the Hubble Space Telescope, that enable scientists to follow the evolution of these galaxies.