Lighting the Night: The Spectral Energy Distributions of Galaxies

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Abstract

In this thesis, we use the ProSpect code to push the boundaries of what is possible with spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting. This includes consistent treatment of galaxies spanning a large redshift range (0<z<8), using SED fitting to identify active galactic nuclei (AGN) in galaxies, using broad-band photometry to estimate metallicity, and extending traditional FUV-FIR SED fitting techniques to radio frequencies. Using the GAMA and DEVILS surveys we use our results to explore the evolution of key galaxy parameter spaces including the stellar mass function, star-formation main sequence, mass—metallicity relation, and AGN luminosity function.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bellstedt, Sabine, Supervisor
  • Davies, Luke, Supervisor
  • Robotham, Aaron, Supervisor
  • Driver, Simon, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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