AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 51. Galaxy Evolution and Surveys: Modeling and Theory
Poster, Tuesday, January 7, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[51.10] High Redshift Galaxy Mergers in SPH Simulations

M. Westover, L. Hernquist (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA), V. Springel (MPA)

We use cosmological SPH simulations to identify galaxy mergers at high redshift (z = 3-4). We compare the clustering properties of the mergers to those of Lyman break galaxies and Lyman alpha emitters and discuss the possibility of those objects being merger-driven starbursts. We also study the time evolution of the galaxy merger rate to redshift zero.

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