Journal article

Dark-ages reionization and galaxy formation simulation - XIII. AGN quenching of high-redshift star formation in ZF-COSMOS-20115

Yuxiang Qin, Simon J Mutch, Alan R Duffy, Paul M Geil, Gregory B Poole, Andrei Mesinger, J Stuart B Wyithe



Massive quiescent galaxies (MQGs) are thought to have formed stars rapidly at early times followed by a long period of quiescence. The recent discovery of aMQG, ZF-COSMOS-20115 at z ~ 4, only 1.5 Gyr after the big bang, places new constraints on galaxy growth and the role of feedback in early star formation. Spectroscopic follow-up confirmed ZF-COSMOS- 20115 as a MQG at z = 3.717 with an estimated stellar mass of ~1011 M⊙, showing no evidence of recent star formation. We use the MERAXES semi-analytic model to investigate how ZF-COSMOS-20115 analogues build stellar mass, and why they become quiescent. We identify three analogue galaxies with similar properties to ZF-COSMOS-20115. We find that..

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Awarded by Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI)

Awarded by European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon research and innovation program

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative (VLSCI), grant ref. UOM0005, on its Peak Computing Facility hosted at the University of Melbourne, an initiative of the Victorian Government, Australia. Part of this work was performed on the gSTAR national facility at Swinburne University of Technology. gSTAR is funded by Swinburne and the Australian Governments Education Investment Fund. This work was supported by the Flagship Allocation Scheme of the NCI National Facility at the ANU, generous allocations of time through the iVEC Partner Share and Australian Supercomputer Time Allocation Committee. AM acknowledges support from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (Grant No. 638809 - AIDA).