Large-scale structure in the distant Universe and the build-up of the passive population
Hartley, William G. (2010) Large-scale structure in the distant Universe and the build-up of the passive population. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this thesis I use the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey to investigate the evolution in clustering of the galaxy population across the redshift range $0<z<3$. Selected in the K-band, the sample does not suffer as greatly from biases against passive and dusty objects that plague optically-selected samples, and so represents the first analysis of a relatively unbiased galaxy sample above z=1. The unique combination of area (0.77 sq. deg.) and depth (K(AB)<24) allows the analysis of both rare, intrinsically bright objects and faint objects, reaching ~L* at z=3. The UDS data are complemented by similarly deep optical data from Subaru and mid-infrared data from Spitzer. These data have enabled accurate photometric redshifts to be computed, which are used extensively throughout this thesis.
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