AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 94 From Protogalaxies to Large Surveys: Tracing the Galaxy Evolution
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[94.12] The Evolution of the UV Luminosity Function of Star-Forming Galaxies at 2.5 < z < 6.5

M. Giavalisco, K-S. Lee, H.C. Ferguson, B. Mobasher, S. Ravindranath, S. Casertano, A. Koekemoer, R. Somerville, L. Moustakas, S.M Fall (STScI), M. Dickinson (NOAO), J. Lotz, P. Madau (UCSB), A. Renzini (ESO), H. Spinrad (UC Berkeley), C. Papovich (Univ. of Arizona), P.R. Eisenhardt, D. Stern, H. Yan (JPL/Caltech)

The history of the cosmic star-formation activity is a key observable to compare against theoretical predictions. The contribution by star-forming galaxies at high redshifts with moderate amount of dust obscuration (and reddening) is relatively easily estimated from optical and near-infrared data. Observations at longer wavelengths are necessary to identify those with more severe dust obscuration. Using multi-wavelength imaging data from the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey (GOODS) we report on the evolution of the rest-frame UV luminosity function of relatively unobscured star-forming galaxies at redshifts 2.5

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