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Paper: The Evolution of the Galaxy Merger Rate at z < 1
Volume: 380, At the Edge of the Universe: Latest Results from the Deepest Astronomical Surveys
Page: 467
Authors: Lotz, J.M.
Abstract: Recent observational results from deep extra-galactic surveys show weak evolution in the galaxy merger rate over the last 8 Gyr. Although the observed evolution is weaker than that predicted for the merger rate of isolated dark matter halos, it agrees with recent simulations that track the evolution of galaxy-sized sub-halos. I will discuss the uncertainties associated with measuring the merger rate, and the implications for the evolution of red spheroidals and infrared luminous galaxies since z ~ 1.
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