• Exploring star formation in high-mass galaxies in the low-z universe 

    Runge, James (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    We present a quantitative analysis of high-mass, low-z galaxies in order to investigate the 'downsizing' scenario of galaxy evolution. High-mass, low-z galaxies with ongoing star formation, antithetical to the 'downsizing' ...
  • Galaxy evolution as seen by Herschel 

    Ma, Zhiyuan (Ph.D. in Physics) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The unprecedented Herschel data have revolutionized our view of the IR universe, providing new insights to galaxy formation and evolution. However, the Herschel data are still far away from being fully explored, mainly due ...
  • Synergy of wide-field infrared survey explorer (WISE) and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey in Stripe 82 

    Musin, Marat, 1986- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    In this dissertation, I aim to study the evolution of galaxies over the last 6 Gyr by measuring the growth of the global stellar mass density (GSMD) since z = 0.8. My work combines the datasets from two very large surveys, ...