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Sinan Deger (Caltech/IPAC) -- Star Formation in Galaxies: From the Fairly Distant to the Relatively Nearby

December
9
S M T W T F S

In this talk I will present the latest findings from my research studying star formation in galaxies. The talk will portray a combination of work on intermediate redshift (z ~ 0.6) galaxies, and work on the resolved star clusters of star-forming galaxies at an average distance of 10 Mpc. I will start by presenting our work on the ESO Distant Cluster Survey (EDisCS) galaxy sample, where we try to constrain the effects of galaxy mergers and interactions on the star formation histories of cluster, group, and field galaxies. I will then summarize our latest findings on the stellar populations of this sample, measured via full spectrum fitting. Finally, I will provide a first look into our recent work on the quantitative morphologies of the PHANGS-HST (PI: Janice Lee) star clusters, presenting our findings on how morphology measures relate to star cluster ages and observed colors.