The stellar mass functions of the CLASH-VLT clusters MACS J1206-0847 and Abell 209

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The study of the galaxy stellar mass function, and in particular its dependence from the environment, represents a key observable to discriminate between different models of galaxy evolution. We determined the stellar mass function (SMF) of passive and star-forming (SF) galaxies in different regions of two clusters in the CLASH-VLT sample, MACS J1206.2-0847 and Abell 209. Since these two clusters are at different redshifts, the comparison between the results obtained in the two cases can inform us about the evolution of the SMF with cosmic time.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationThe Universe of Digital Sky Surveys - A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli
EditorsNicola R. Napolitano, Marcella Marconi, Enrichetta Iodice, Giuseppe Longo, Maurizio Paolillo
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783319193298
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 25 Nov 201428 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings


ConferenceConference on Universe of Digital Sky Surveys, 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Space and Planetary Science


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