Galaxy Clusters in the Distant Universe

Kim-Vy Tran, Texas A&M University

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound systems in the universe and are extreme laboratories for studying the physics driving galaxy evolution as well as powerful tests of cosmology. Understanding how galaxies form and evolve in clusters continues to be a fundamental question in astronomy. I present results from an ongoing multi-wavelength study of galaxies in clusters at z>1.5 to track how they assemble their stars.

Reversal of Fortune: Confirmation of an Increasing Star Formation-Density Relation in a Cluster at z = 1.62
A Tale of Dwarfs and Giants: Using a z = 1.62 Cluster to Understand How the Red Sequence Grew over the Last 9.5 Billion Years
First Results from Z -FOURGE: Discovery of a Candidate Cluster at z = 2.2 in COSMOS
Galaxy Stellar Mass Functions from ZFOURGE/CANDELS: An Excess of Low-Mass Galaxies Since z=2 and the Rapid Buildup of Quiescent Galaxies