May 18, 2007
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
"The Star Formation and
Metallicity History of Galaxies"
Observing the star formation rate
and metallicity since the earliest times
in the universe is crucial to understanding galaxy formation and
evolution. I present the results of our large observational
into the star formation and metallicity history of star-forming galaxies
between 0<z<3. I compare our observed metallicity history
predictions from cosmological hydrodynamic simulations, and discuss the
future directions for our star formation and metallicity history
The goal of this research program is to gain a simultaneous
understanding of the metallicity and star formation history of galaxies
between 0<z<3 to confront cosmic chemical evolution models.