EVIDENCE FOR A NONUNIFORM INITIAL MASS FUNCTION IN THE LOCAL UNIVERSE
Gerhardt R Meurer, OI Wong, JH Kim, DJ Hanish, TM Heckman, J Werk, J Bland-Hawthorn, MA Dopita, MA Zwaan, B Koribalski, M Seibert, DA Thilker, HC Ferguson, RL Webster, ME Putman, PM Knezek, MT Doyle, MJ Drinkwater, CG Hoopes, VA Kilborn Show all
Astrophysical Journal | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2009
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Primary support for the work presented here was obtained through NASA GALEX Guest Investigator grant GALEX GI04-0105-0009 and NASA LTSA grant NAG5-13083 to G. R. Meurer. Additional support in the early phase of the SINGG project came through grants NASA grants NAG5-8279 (Astrophysical Data Products program), HST-GO-08201, and HST-GO-08113 to G. R. Meurer. This work benefited from useful discussions with Rob Kennicutt, Evan Skillman, Chris Flynn, and Guinnevere Kauffmann as well as constructive comments from the anonymous referee. Some of the first analysis work for this project occurred while G. R. Meurer was visiting Germany in 2007 September; he thanks his hosts in Munich (Sandra Savaglio and Uta Grothkpf) and in Freising (Ruth Lang and Armin Muller) for their hospitality.