The evolution of the star formation rate function in the EAGLE simulations: a comparison with UV, IR and H alpha observations from z similar to 8 to z similar to 0

A. Katsianis, G. Blanc, C. P. Lagos, N. Tejos, R. G. Bower, A. Alavi, V. Gonzalez, T. Theuns, M. Schaller, S. Lopez

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Abstract

We investigate the evolution of the galaxy star formation rate function (SFRF) and cosmic star formation rate density (CSFRD) of z similar to 0-8 galaxies in the Evolution and Assembly of GaLaxies and their Environments (EAGLE) simulations. In addition, we present a compilation of ultraviolet, infrared and H alpha SFRFs and compare these with the predictions from the EAGLE suite of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations. We find that the constraints implied by different indicators are inconsistent with each other for the highest star-forming objects at z

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)919-939
Number of pages21
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume472
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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