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Paper: The Importance of Mergers in Galaxy Evolution since bf z∼1 from HOD Statistics in the CFHTLS Wide
Volume: 477, Galaxy Mergers in an Evolving Universe
Page: 167
Authors: Coupon, J.
Abstract: In the context of the halo model, the simple — but powerful — assumption that the number of galaxies only depends on halo mass, the halo occupation distribution (HOD) model, leads to an accurate analytic prediction of the galaxy distribution. Reciprocally, interpreting galaxy clustering using the HOD model allows to make a direct comparison between galaxy properties and halo mass. By using accurate galaxy clustering measurements over 133 deg2 of the Wide component of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS), we performed a detailed investigation of the changing relationship between galaxies and the dark matter haloes they inhabit from z = 1.2 to the local Universe. In this paper, we present our results and their implication for galaxy evolution.
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