FIELDS EGS galaxy origins and young assembly
GOALS early-type galaxies AGNs
Strategy GOODS-N primeval galaxies star-forming galaxies cosmology
The GOYA Project has five main goals:
1- Characterize the star-forming galaxies at the
epoch of maximum SFR activity (1<z<5.5)
   - SFR tracers: Hα, [OII]
   - Metallicity: [OIII+OII]/Hβ, [NII]/Hα
   - Extinction: Hα/Hβ
   - Kinematics & Virial Mass: velocity widths
2- Characterize the E/S0 population at the
epoch of formation of the red sequence (1<z<2):
    - Ages/metallicities: 4000-break, Hβ, Mg2, Fe
    - Kinematics & Virial Masses: σ
    - Scaling Laws:
        empirical relations between structural,
        kinematics, stellar population parameters
3- Parametrize the growth of SMBH in AGN
at the epoch of maximum QSO activity (1<z<4):
   - SMBH mass: Hα and Hβ velocity widths
4- Discover and study primeval galaxies at z>8:
   - Detection of Lyα and HeII 1640 in the NIR
5- Constrain cosmological parameters:
   - ΩM and ΩΛ: L(Hβ)-sigma distance indicator
   - Fine structure constant: [OIII]5007 & [OIII]4959
last updated on March 2008 by jorG
© J. Pérez-Gallego & R. Guzmán