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    • Dark-matter-deficient dwarf galaxies form via tidal stripping of dark matter in interactions with massive companions 

      Jackson, R. A.; Kaviraj, S.; Martin, G.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Slyz, A.; Silk, J.; Dubois, Y.; Yi, S. K.; Pichon, C.; Volonteri, M.; Choi, H.; Kimm, T.; Kraljic, K.; Peirani, S. (2021-01-15)
      In the standard Lambda-CDM paradigm, dwarf galaxies are expected to be dark-matter-rich, as baryonic feedback is thought to quickly drive gas out of their shallow potential wells and quench star formation at early epochs. ...
    • The formation and evolution of low-surface-brightness galaxies 

      Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Laigle, C.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Jackson, R. A.; Peirani, S.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C.; Slyz, A. (2019-05-01)
      Our statistical understanding of galaxy evolution is fundamentally driven by objects that lie above the surface-brightness limits of current wide-area surveys (μ ∼23 mag arcsec -2). While both theory and small, deep surveys ...
    • Identifying the progenitors of present-day early-type galaxies in observational surveys: correcting `progenitor bias' using the Horizon-AGN simulation 

      Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Devriendt, J.E.G.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C.; Laigle, C. (2018-03-01)
      As endpoints of the hierarchical mass-assembly process, the stellar populations of local earlytype galaxies encode the assembly history of galaxies over cosmic time. We useHorizon-AGN, a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation, ...
    • The limited role of galaxy mergers in driving stellar mass growth over cosmic time 

      Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Devriendt, J.E.G.; Dubois, Y.; Laigle, C.; Pichon, C. (2017-11-21)
      A key unresolved question is the role that galaxy mergers play in driving stellar mass growth over cosmic time. Recent observational work hints at the possibility that the overall contribution of `major' mergers (mass ...
    • Massive spheroids can form in single minor mergers 

      Jackson, R. A.; Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Laigle, C.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C. (2019-11-01)
      Understanding how rotationally supported discs transform into dispersion-dominated spheroids is central to our comprehension of galaxy evolution. Morphological transformation is largely merger-driven. While major mergers ...
    • Normal black holes in bulge-less galaxies: the largely quiescent, merger-free growth of black holes over cosmic time 

      Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Volonteri, M.; Simmons, B. D.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Lintott, C. J.; Smethurst, R. J.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C. (2018-05-11)
      Understanding the processes that drive the formation of black holes (BHs) is a key topic in observational cosmology. While the observed M BH-M Bulge correlation in bulge-dominated galaxies is thought to be produced by major ...
    • The origin of low-surface-brightness galaxies in the dwarf regime 

      Jackson, R. A.; Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Ramsøy, M.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Sedgwick, T.; Laigle, C.; Choi, H.; Beckmann, R. S.; Volonteri, M.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C.; Yi, S. K.; Slyz, A.; Kraljic, K.; Kimm, T.; Peirani, S.; Baldry, I. (2021-01-13)
      Low-surface-brightness galaxies (LSBGs) -- defined as systems that are fainter than the surface-brightness limits of past wide-area surveys -- form the overwhelming majority of galaxies in the dwarf regime (M* < 10^9 MSun). ...
    • The role of mergers and interactions in driving the evolution of dwarf galaxies over cosmic time 

      Martin, G.; Jackson, R. A.; Kaviraj, S.; Choi, H.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Dubois, Y.; Kimm, T.; Kraljic, K.; Peirani, S.; Pichon, C.; Volonteri, M.; Yi, S. K. (2020-11-07)
      Dwarf galaxies (M⋆ < 109 M☉) are key drivers of mass assembly in high-mass galaxies, but relatively little is understood about the assembly of dwarf galaxies themselves. Using the NEWHORIZON cosmological simulation (∼40 ...
    • The role of mergers in driving morphological transformation over cosmic time 

      Martin, G.; Kaviraj, S.; Devriendt, J. E. G.; Dubois, Y.; Pichon, C. (2018-10-01)
      Understanding the processes that trigger morphological transformation is central to understanding how and why the Universe transitions from being disc-dominated at early epochs to having the morphological mix that is ...