Conclusions and Perspectives

  • Corentin SchreiberEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


In this thesis, I presented a variety of results related to the study of galaxy evolution. Using the best estimates available today of stellar masses and unbiased FIR-based star formation rates, I revisit the correlation between these two quantities, the Main Sequence of star-forming galaxies, and extend it from \(z=2\) to \(z=3.5\) (Schreiber et al. A & A, 575:A74 2015). Then, using preliminary data from our ALMA survey, I extend further the study of this relation up to \(z\sim 4\), in a regime that could not be probed by the Herschel satellite. At all \(z<3\) and at least for \(M_*> 3\times 10^{9}\,\mathrm{M}_\odot \), I measured the dispersion of \(\mathrm{SFR}\)s around this relation and found it to be relatively small, reinforcing the idea that the majority of the star formation in the Universe is happening through a steady, secular process that has yet to be clearly identified.


Star Formation Main Sequence High Redshift Stellar Mass Star Formation Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leiden ObservatoryLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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