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WFC3 Early Release Science Program

The Science Program

The WFC3 SOC has developed a science program that focuses on the theme "Star Formation, Near and Far". The observations fall under two broad categories. The first category includes a series of multi-waveband imaging observations that target star-forming regions in nearby galaxies, ranging from 30 Doradus in the Large Magellanic Cloud to M82, the nearest starburst galaxy. The second arm of the program probes star formation at intermediate redshifts (1 < z < 2) through moderately deep multi-wavelength imaging and low-resolution spectroscopy covering ~30% of the GOODS Chandra Deep Field South. Both programs build on previous ACS observations and use the panchromatic capabilities of WFC3 to extend coverage to ultraviolet and near-infrared wavelengths.

An overview of the scientific rationale underlying the full observing program is given in this pdf file (very large), an updated version of a presentation made to the Space Telescope Users Committee (STUC) in April 2007. Further details of the observations are given in the Phase I proposals, linked from here Nearby Galaxies and here GOODS CDFS.

Relevant References

  • "Supernova remnants, planetary nebulae and the distance to NGC 4214"
    Dopita, Michael A. et al  2010Ap&SS.330..123D

  • "Supernova Remnants and the Interstellar Medium of M83: Imaging and Photometry with the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope"
    Dopita, Michael A. et al  2010ApJ...710..964D

  • "Estimating Luminosity Function Constraints from High-Redshift Galaxy Surveys"
    Robertson, Brant E. et al  2010ApJ...713.1266R

  • "SN 2010U: A Luminous Nova in NGC 4214"
    Humphreys, Roberta M. et al  2010ApJ...718L..43H

  • "The Luminosity, Mass, and Age Distributions of Compact Star Clusters in M83 Based on Hubble Space Telescope/Wide Field Camera 3 Observations"
    Chandar, Rupali et al  2010ApJ...719..966C

  • "Progressive Star Formation in the Young Galactic Super Star Cluster NGC 3603"
    Beccari, Giacomo et al  2010ApJ...720.1108B

  • "UV-dropout Galaxies in the Goods-South Field from WFC3 Early Release Science Observations"
    Hathi, N. P. et al  2010ApJ...720.1708H

  • "The Luminosity Function of Lyα Emitters at Redshift z = 7.7"
    Tilvi, Vithal et al  2010ApJ...721.1853T

  • "The Lack of Intense Lyα in Ultradeep Spectra of z = 7 Candidates in GOODS-S: Imprint of Reionization?"
    Fontana, A. et al  2010ApJ...725L.205F

  • "Probing ~L* Lyman-break galaxies at z ~ 7 in GOODS-South with WFC3 on Hubble Space Telescope"
    Wilkins, Stephen M. et al  2010MNRAS.403..938W

  • "The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. I. Introduction and observational overview"
    Evans, C. J. et al  2011A&A...530A.108E

  • "A critical analysis of the UV luminosity function at redshift ~7 from deep WFC3 data"
    Grazian, A. et al  2011A&A...532A..33G

  • "Hubble Space Telescope WFC3 Early Release Science: Emission-line Galaxies from Infrared Grism Observations"
    Straughn, Amber N. et al  2011AJ....141...14S

  • "A Two-dimensional Map of the Color Excess in NGC 3603"
    Pang, Xiaoying et al  2011AJ....142..132P

  • "Ultraviolet Spectroscopy of Circumnuclear Star Clusters in M83"
    Wofford, Aida et al  2011ApJ...727..100W

  • "Anatomy of a Post-starburst Minor Merger: A Multi-wavelength WFC3 Study of NGC 4150"
    Crockett, R. Mark et al  2011ApJ...727..115C

  • "HST WFC3/IR Observations of Active Galactic Nucleus Host Galaxies at z ~ 2: Supermassive Black Holes Grow in Disk Galaxies"
    Schawinski, Kevin et al  2011ApJ...727L..31S

  • "Using Hα Morphology and Surface Brightness Fluctuations to Age-date Star Clusters in M83"
    Whitmore, Bradley C. et al  2011ApJ...729...78W

  • "Detection of Brown Dwarf Like Objects in the Core of NGC 3603"
    Spezzi, Loredana et al  2011ApJ...731....1S

  • "Large-scale Shock-ionized and Photoionized Gas in M83: The Impact of Star Formation"
    Hong, Sungryong et al  2011ApJ...731...45H

  • "Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of Lyα Emission at z ?? 4.4"
    Finkelstein, Steven L. et al  2011ApJ...735....5F

  • "The ACS Nearby Galaxy Survey Treasury. VII. The NGC 4214 Starburst and the Effects of Star Formation History on Dwarf Morphology"
    Williams, Benjamin F. et al  2011ApJ...735...22W

  • "Ultraviolet Luminosity Functions from 132 z ~ 7 and z ~ 8 Lyman-break Galaxies in the Ultra-deep HUDF09 and Wide-area Early Release Science WFC3/IR Observations"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2011ApJ...737...90B

  • "On Star Formation Rates and Star Formation Histories of Galaxies Out to z ~ 3"
    Wuyts, Stijn et al  2011ApJ...738..106W

  • "Star Formation in 30 Doradus"
    De Marchi, Guido et al  2011ApJ...739...27D

  • "Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Field Ultracool Dwarfs at High Galactic Latitude"
    Ryan, R. E. et al  2011ApJ...739...83R

  • "AGN Unification at z ~ 1: u - R Colors and Gradients in X-Ray AGN Hosts"
    Ammons, S. Mark et al  2011ApJ...740....3A

  • "The Relative Abundance of Compact and Normal Massive Early-type Galaxies and Its Evolution from Redshift z ~ 2 to the Present"
    Cassata, P. et al  2011ApJ...743...96C

  • "The Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Early Release Science Data: Panchromatic Faint Object Counts for 0.2-2 μm Wavelength"
    Windhorst, Rogier A. et al  2011ApJS..193...27W

  • "The Massive Star Content of Circumnuclear Star Clusters in M83"
    Wofford, A. et al  2011ASPC..440..143W

  • "Resolved Stars in M83 Based on HST/WFC3 Early Release Science Observations"
    Kim, H. et al  2011ASPC..440..149K

  • "Luminous Stars in Galaxies Beyond 3 Mpc"
    Whitmore, B. C. et al  2011ASPC..440..161W

  • "Evolution of the NIR Morphologies of Disk Galaxies since z?1: A `Glance' into GOODS-South with HST-WFC3"
    Azzollini, R. et al  2011ASPC..446..297A

  • "FUV and UVIS observations of circumnuclear star clusters in M83"
    Wofford, Aida et al  2011BSRSL..80..445W

  • "New star-forming galaxies at z?? 7 from Wide Field Camera Three imaging"
    Wilkins, Stephen M. et al  2011MNRAS.411...23W

  • "Star-forming galaxies at z?? 8-9 from Hubble Space Telescope/WFC3: implications for reionization"
    Lorenzoni, Silvio et al  2011MNRAS.414.1455L

  • "Evidence for environmentally dependent cluster disruption in M83"
    Bastian, N. et al  2011MNRAS.417L...6B

  • "A robust sample of galaxies at redshifts 6.0"
    McLure, R. J. et al  2011MNRAS.418.2074M

  • "On the association of ULXs with young superclusters: M82 X-1 and a new candidate in NGC 7479"
    Voss, R. et al  2011MNRAS.418L.124V

  • "A candidate redshift z~10 galaxy and rapid changes in that population at an age of 500Myr"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2011Natur.469..504B

  • "Constraining stellar feedback: Ionized gas structures in local starburst galaxies"
    Hong, Sungryong et al  2011PhDT.......155H

  • "Clustering of Stars in Nearby Galaxies: Probing the Range of Stellar Structures"
    Kaleida, Catherine et al  2011PhDT.......244K

  • "Faint high-redshift AGN in the Chandra deep field south: the evolution of the AGN luminosity function and black hole demography"
    Fiore, F. et al  2012A&A...537A..16F

  • "The evolving slope of the stellar mass function at 0.6 <= z < 4.5 from deep WFC3 data"
    Santini, P. et al  2012A&A...538A..33S

  • "The blue UV slopes of z ~ 4 Lyman break galaxies: implications for the corrected star formation rate density"
    Castellano, M. et al  2012A&A...540A..39C

  • "The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. IV. Candidates for isolated high-mass star formation in 30 Doradus"
    Bressert, E. et al  2012A&A...542A..49B

  • "The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. VII. A low velocity dispersion for the young massive cluster R136"
    Henault-Brunet, V. et al  2012A&A...546A..73H

  • "The size-luminosity relation at z = 7 in CANDELS and its implication on reionization"
    Grazian, A. et al  2012A&A...547A..51G

  • "Metallicities of Emission-line Galaxies from HST ACS PEARS and HST WFC3 ERS Grism Spectroscopy at 0.6 < z < 2.4"
    Xia, Lifang et al  2012AJ....144...28X

  • "The Road to the Red Sequence: A Detailed View of the Formation of a Massive Galaxy at z ~ 2"
    Ferreras, Ignacio et al  2012AJ....144...47F

  • "Star formation in the starburst cluster in NGC 3603"
    Correnti, Matteo et al  2012Ap&SS.340..263C

  • "Expanded Search for z ~ 10 Galaxies from HUDF09, ERS, and CANDELS Data: Evidence for Accelerated Evolution at z > 8?"
    Oesch, P. A. et al  2012ApJ...745..110O

  • "A Link to the Past: Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Fitting to Constrain Fundamental Parameters of High-redshift Galaxies"
    Pirzkal, N. et al  2012ApJ...748..122P

  • "The Evolution of the Rest-frame V-band Luminosity Function from z = 4: A Constant Faint-end Slope over the Last 12 Gyr of Cosmic History"
    Marchesini, Danilo et al  2012ApJ...748..126M

  • "The Size Evolution of Passive Galaxies: Observations from the Wide-Field Camera 3 Early Release Science Program"
    Ryan, R. E., Jr. et al  2012ApJ...749...53R

  • "Rest-frame UV-Optically Selected Galaxies at 2.3 <~ z <~ 3.5: Searching for Dusty Star-forming and Passively Evolving Galaxies"
    Guo, Yicheng et al  2012ApJ...749..149G

  • "Analyzing Star Cluster Populations with Stochastic Models: The Hubble Space Telescope/Wide Field Camera 3 Sample of Clusters in M83"
    Fouesneau, Morgan et al  2012ApJ...750...60F

  • "Late-time Optical Emission from Core-collapse Supernovae"
    Milisavljevic, Dan et al  2012ApJ...751...25M

  • "Passive and Star-forming Galaxies at 1.4 <= z <= 2.5 in the AEGIS Field"
    Fang, Guanwen et al  2012ApJ...751..109F

  • "CANDELS: Correlations of Spectral Energy Distributions and Morphologies with Star formation Status for Massive Galaxies at z ~ 2"
    Wang, Tao et al  2012ApJ...752..134W

  • "Lower-luminosity Galaxies Could Reionize the Universe: Very Steep Faint-end Slopes to the UV Luminosity Functions at z >= 5-8 from the HUDF09 WFC3/IR Observations"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2012ApJ...752L...5B

  • "The Resolved Stellar Population in 50 Regions of M83 from HST/WFC3 Early Release Science Observations"
    Kim, Hwihyun et al  2012ApJ...753...26K

  • "Smooth(er) Stellar Mass Maps in CANDELS: Constraints on the Longevity of Clumps in High-redshift Star-forming Galaxies"
    Wuyts, Stijn et al  2012ApJ...753..114W

  • "UV-continuum Slopes at z ~ 4-7 from the HUDF09+ERS+CANDELS Observations: Discovery of a Well-defined UV Color-Magnitude Relationship for z >= 4 Star-forming Galaxies"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2012ApJ...754...83B

  • "A Double Cluster at the Core of 30 Doradus"
    Sabbi, E. et al  2012ApJ...754L..37S

  • "The Rest-frame UV-to-optical Colors and Spectral Energy Distributions of z ~ 4-7 Galaxies"
    Gonzalez, Valentino et al  2012ApJ...755..148G

  • "Recovery of the Historical SN1957D in X-Rays with Chandra"
    Long, Knox S. et al  2012ApJ...756...18L

  • "Candels: The Evolution of Galaxy Rest-frame Ultraviolet Colors from z = 8 to 4"
    Finkelstein, Steven L. et al  2012ApJ...756..164F

  • "The Evolution of Mass-Size Relation for Lyman Break Galaxies from z = 1 to z = 7"
    Mosleh, Moein et al  2012ApJ...756L..12M

  • "GOODS-Herschel and CANDELS: The Morphologies of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies at z ~ 2"
    Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S. et al  2012ApJ...757...23K

  • "CANDELS: The Contribution of the Observed Galaxy Population to Cosmic Reionization"
    Finkelstein, Steven L. et al  2012ApJ...758...93F

  • "The Bright End of the Ultraviolet Luminosity Function at z ~ 8: New Constraints from CANDELS Data in GOODS-South"
    Oesch, P. A. et al  2012ApJ...759..135O

  • "A Panchromatic Catalog of Early-type Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift in the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Early Release Science Field"
    Rutkowski, M. J. et al  2012ApJS..199....4R

  • "Structural Parameters of Galaxies in CANDELS"
    van der Wel, A. et al  2012ApJS..203...24V

  • "Stellar clusters in M83: formation, evolution, disruption and the influence of the environment"
    Bastian, N. et al  2012MNRAS.419.2606B

  • "A critical analysis of the ultraviolet continuum slopes (β) of high-redshift galaxies: no evidence (yet) for extreme stellar populations at z > 6"
    Dunlop, J. S. et al  2012MNRAS.420..901D

  • "Triggered star formation in the inner filament of Centaurus A"
    Crockett, R. Mark et al  2012MNRAS.421.1603C

  • "A WFC3 study of globular clusters in NGC 4150: an early-type minor merger"
    Kaviraj, Sugata et al  2012MNRAS.422L..96K

  • "Spatially resolved colours and stellar population properties in early-type galaxies at z ? 1.5"
    Gargiulo, A. et al  2012MNRAS.425.2698G

  • "Constraining stellar assembly and active galactic nucleus feedback at the peak epoch of star formation"
    Kimm, T. et al  2012MNRAS.425L..96K

  • "The UV Luminosity Function of z? 7 galaxies from wide and deep HST and ESO/VLT surveys "
    Grazian, A. et al  2012MSAIS..19..284G

  • "Evolution of Intermediate Redshift Galaxies Physical Properties and Mass-Metallicity Relation"
    Xia, Lifang et al  2012PhDT.........7X

  • "The dust SED of dwarf galaxies. I. The case of NGC 4214"
    Hermelo, I. et al  2013A&A...549A..70H

  • "X-ray source population study of the starburst galaxy M 83 with XMM-Newton"
    Ducci, L. et al  2013A&A...553A...7D

  • "The X-Ray Star Formation Story as Told by Lyman Break Galaxies in the 4 Ms CDF-S"
    Basu-Zych, Antara R. et al  2013ApJ...762...45B

  • "Shape Evolution of Massive Early-type Galaxies: Confirmation of Increased Disk Prevalence at z > 1"
    Chang, Yu-Yen et al  2013ApJ...762...83C

  • "X-Ray Selected AGN Host Galaxies are Similar to Inactive Galaxies out to z = 3: Results from CANDELS/CDF-S"
    Rosario, D. J. et al  2013ApJ...763...59R

  • "Keck Spectroscopy of 3 < z < 7 Faint Lyman Break Galaxies: The Importance of Nebular Emission in Understanding the Specific Star Formation Rate and Stellar Mass Density"
    Stark, Daniel P. et al  2013ApJ...763..129S

  • "Stellar Populations of Lyman Break Galaxies at z ~= 1-3 in the HST/WFC3 Early Release Science Observations"
    Hathi, N. P. et al  2013ApJ...765...88H

  • "The Star Cluster System in the Nearby Starburst Galaxy M82"
    Lim, Sungsoon et al  2013ApJ...766...20L

  • "An Initial Mass Function Study of the Dwarf Starburst Galaxy NGC 4214"
    Andrews, J. E. et al  2013ApJ...767...51A

  • "The UV Luminosity Function of Star-forming Galaxies via Dropout Selection at Redshifts z ~ 7 and 8 from the 2012 Ultra Deep Field Campaign"
    Schenker, Matthew A. et al  2013ApJ...768..196S

  • "A Rest-frame Optical View on z ~ 4 Galaxies. I. Color and Age Distributions from Deep IRAC Photometry of the IUDF10 and GOODS Surveys"
    Oesch, P. A. et al  2013ApJ...772..136O

  • "Probing the Dawn of Galaxies at z ~ 9-12: New Constraints from HUDF12/XDF and CANDELS data"
    Oesch, P. A. et al  2013ApJ...773...75O

  • "CANDELS: The Correlation between Galaxy Morphology and Star Formation Activity at z ~ 2"
    Lee, Bomee et al  2013ApJ...774...47L

  • "Constraining the Assembly of Normal and Compact Passively Evolving Galaxies from Redshift z = 3 to the Present with CANDELS"
    Cassata, P. et al  2013ApJ...775..106C

  • "Constraining Stellar Feedback: Shock-ionized Gas in Nearby Starburst Galaxies"
    Hong, Sungryong et al  2013ApJ...777...63H

  • "The Spectral Energy Distributions of z ~ 8 Galaxies from the IRAC Ultra Deep Fields: Emission Lines, Stellar Masses, and Specific Star Formation Rates at 650 Myr"
    Labbe, I. et al  2013ApJ...777L..19L

  • "Extinction and Dust Geometry in M83 H II Regions: An Hubble Space Telescope/WFC3 Study"
    Liu, Guilin et al  2013ApJ...778L..41L

  • "A CANDELS-3D-HST synergy: Resolved Star Formation Patterns at 0.7 < z < 1.5"
    Wuyts, Stijn et al  2013ApJ...779..135W

  • "Active Galactic Nucleus Feedback at z ~ 2 and the Mutual Evolution of Active and Inactive Galaxies"
    Cimatti, A. et al  2013ApJ...779L..13C

  • "CANDELS Multi-wavelength Catalogs: Source Detection and Photometry in the GOODS-South Field"
    Guo, Yicheng et al  2013ApJS..207...24G

  • "The HST eXtreme Deep Field (XDF): Combining All ACS and WFC3/IR Data on the HUDF Region into the Deepest Field Ever"
    Illingworth, G. D. et al  2013ApJS..209....6I

  • "The Millennium Run Observatory: first light"
    Overzier, R. et al  2013MNRAS.428..778O

  • "Newborn spheroids at high redshift: when and how did the dominant, old stars in today's massive galaxies form?"
    Kaviraj, S. et al  2013MNRAS.428..925K

  • "On the association between core-collapse supernovae and H ii regions"
    Crowther, Paul A. et al  2013MNRAS.428.1927C

  • "The unbiased measurement of ultraviolet spectral slopes in low-luminosity galaxies at z ?? 7"
    Rogers, A. B. et al  2013MNRAS.429.2456R

  • "The insignificance of major mergers in driving star formation at z ?? 2"
    Kaviraj, S. et al  2013MNRAS.429L..40K

  • "Age dating stellar populations in the near infrared: an absolute age indicator from the presence/absence of red supergiants"
    Gazak, J. Z. et al  2013MNRAS.430L..35G

  • "A new multifield determination of the galaxy luminosity function at z = 7-9 incorporating the 2012 Hubble Ultra-Deep Field imaging"
    McLure, R. J. et al  2013MNRAS.432.2696M

  • "An O2 If*/WN6 star caught in the act in a compact H II region in the starburst cluster NGC 3603"
    Roman-Lopes, A. et al  2013MNRAS.433..712R

  • "New image statistics for detecting disturbed galaxy morphologies at high redshift"
    Freeman, P. E. et al  2013MNRAS.434..282F

  • "Optical IFU observations of gas pillars surrounding the super star cluster NGC 3603"
    Westmoquette, M. S. et al  2013MNRAS.435...30W

  • "Magnitude and size evolution of bulgeless galaxies"
    Sachdeva, Sonali et al  2013MNRAS.435.1186S

  • "An O2If* star found in isolation in the backyard of NGC 3603"
    Roman-Lopes, A. et al  2013MNRAS.435L..73R

  • "A variation of the fraction of stars that form in bound clusters within M83"
    Silva-Villa, E. et al  2013MNRAS.436L..69S

  • "The VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey. XVI. The optical and NIR extinction laws in 30 Doradus and the photometric determination of the effective temperatures of OB stars"
    Maiz Apellaniz, J. et al  2014A&A...564A..63M

  • "Constraints on the star-formation rate of z ~ 3 LBGs with measured metallicity in the CANDELS GOODS-South field"
    Castellano, M. et al  2014A&A...566A..19C

  • "Infrared Tip of the Red Giant Branch and Distances to the Maffei/IC 342 Group"
    Wu, Po-Feng et al  2014AJ....148....7W

  • "Slow Evolution of the Specific Star Formation Rate at z > 2: The Impact of Dust, Emission Lines, and a Rising Star Formation History"
    Gonzalez, Valentino et al  2014ApJ...781...34G

  • "To Stack or Not to Stack: Spectral Energy Distribution Properties of Lyα-emitting Galaxies at z = 2.1"
    Vargas, Carlos J. et al  2014ApJ...783...26V

  • "Velocity Dispersions and Dynamical Masses for a Large Sample of Quiescent Galaxies at z > 1: Improved Measures of the Growth in Mass and Size"
    Belli, Sirio et al  2014ApJ...783..117B

  • "The Rise of SN 2014J in the Nearby Galaxy M82"
    Goobar, A. et al  2014ApJ...784L..12G

  • "Properties of Submillimeter Galaxies in the CANDELS GOODS-South Field"
    Wiklind, Tommy et al  2014ApJ...785..111W

  • "Star-cluster Mass and Age Distributions of Two Fields in M83 Based on HST/WFC3 Observations"
    Chandar, Rupali et al  2014ApJ...787...17C

  • "Bulge Growth and Quenching since z = 2.5 in CANDELS/3D-HST"
    Lang, Philipp et al  2014ApJ...788...11L

  • "An Expanded HST/WFC3 Survey of M83: Project Overview and Targeted Supernova Remnant Search"
    Blair, William P. et al  2014ApJ...788...55B

  • "Milky Way Red Dwarfs in the BoRG Survey; Galactic Scale-height and the Distribution of Dwarf Stars in WFC3 Imaging"
    Holwerda, B. W. et al  2014ApJ...788...77H

  • "An Optical-Near-IR Study of a Triplet of Super Star Clusters in the Starburst Core of M82"
    Westmoquette, M. S. et al  2014ApJ...789...94W

  • "Constraints on the Progenitor System of the Type Ia Supernova 2014J from Pre-explosion Hubble Space Telescope Imaging"
    Kelly, Patrick L. et al  2014ApJ...790....3K

  • "Constraints for the Progenitor Masses of 17 Historic Core-collapse Supernovae"
    Williams, Benjamin F. et al  2014ApJ...791..105W

  • "Big Fish in Small Ponds: Massive Stars in the Low-mass Clusters of M83"
    Andrews, J. E. et al  2014ApJ...793....4A

  • "UV-continuum Slopes of >4000 z ~ 4-8 Galaxies from the HUDF/XDF, HUDF09, ERS, CANDELS-South, and CANDELS-North Fields"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2014ApJ...793..115B

  • "Early-type Galaxies at Intermediate Redshift Observed with Hubble Space Telescope WFC3: Perspectives on Recent Star Formation"
    Rutkowski, Michael J. et al  2014ApJ...796..101R

  • "3D-HST WFC3-selected Photometric Catalogs in the Five CANDELS/3D-HST Fields: Photometry, Photometric Redshifts, and Stellar Masses"
    Skelton, Rosalind E. et al  2014ApJS..214...24S

  • "An HST Study of Star Formation in Star-Burst Clusters"
    Beccari, Giacomo et al  2014ASSP...36..481B

  • "Upper limits on the progenitor of SN 2014J based on NIR HST archival observations."
    Elias-Rosa, N. et al  2014ATel.5849....1E

  • "The colour distribution of galaxies at redshift five"
    Rogers, A. B. et al  2014MNRAS.440.3714R

  • "The age distribution of stellar clusters in M83"
    Silva-Villa, E. et al  2014MNRAS.440L.116S

  • "The role of major mergers in the size growth of intermediate-mass spheroids"
    Kaviraj, S. et al  2014MNRAS.443.1861K

  • "The mass evolution of the first galaxies: stellar mass functions and star formation rates at 4 < z < 7 in the CANDELS GOODS-South field"
    Duncan, K. et al  2014MNRAS.444.2960D

  • "The effect of spatial resolution on optical and near-IR studies of stellar clusters: implications for the origin of the red excess"
    Bastian, N. et al  2014MNRAS.444.3829B

  • "The extinction law inside the 30 Doradus nebula"
    De Marchi, Guido et al  2014MNRAS.445...93D

  • "Properties of galaxies reproduced by a hydrodynamic simulation"
    Vogelsberger, M. et al  2014Natur.509..177V

  • "Super-Eddington Mechanical Power of an Accreting Black Hole in M83"
    Soria, R. et al  2014Sci...343.1330S

  • "The infrared massive stellar content of M 83"
    Williams, S. J. et al  2015A&A...578A.100W

  • "A Calibration of NICMOS Camera 2 for Low Count Rates"
    Rubin, D. et al  2015AJ....149..159R

  • "A WFC3 Grism Emission Line Redshift Catalog in the GOODS-South Field"
    Morris, Aaron M. et al  2015AJ....149..178M

  • "A Newly Recognized Very Young Supernova Remnant in M83"
    Blair, William P. et al  2015ApJ...800..118B

  • "High-precision Photometric Redshifts from Spitzer/IRAC: Extreme [3.6] - [4.5] Colors Identify Galaxies in the Redshift Range z ? 6.6 - 6.9"
    Smit, Renske et al  2015ApJ...801..122S

  • "Overturning the Case for Gravitational Powering in the Prototypical Cooling Lyα Nebula"
    Prescott, Moire K. M. et al  2015ApJ...802...32P

  • "The Role of Bulge Formation in the Homogenization of Stellar Populations at z~2 as revealed by Internal Color Dispersion in CANDELS"
    Boada, Steven et al  2015ApJ...803..104B

  • "Optical Spectroscopy of Supernova Remnants in M81 and M82"
    Lee, Myung Gyoon et al  2015ApJ...804...63L

  • "The Link between the Formation Rates of Clusters and Stars in Galaxies"
    Chandar, Rupali et al  2015ApJ...810....1C

  • "The Evolution of the Galaxy Rest-frame Ultraviolet Luminosity Function over the First Two Billion Years"
    Finkelstein, Steven L. et al  2015ApJ...810...71F

  • "Two Candidate Optical Counterparts of M82 X-1 from HST Observations"
    Wang, Song et al  2015ApJ...812L..34W

  • "An Increasing Stellar Baryon Fraction in Bright Galaxies at High Redshift"
    Finkelstein, Steven L. et al  2015ApJ...814...95F

  • "Star Cluster Disruption in the Starburst Galaxy Messier 82"
    Li, Shuo et al  2015ApJS..216....6L

  • "CANDELS Visual Classifications: Scheme, Data Release, and First Results"
    Kartaltepe, Jeyhan S. et al  2015ApJS..221...11K

  • "The formation of NGC 3603 young starburst cluster: `prompt' hierarchical assembly or monolithic starburst?"
    Banerjee, Sambaran et al  2015MNRAS.447..728B

  • "Studying the YMC population of M83: how long clusters remain embedded, their interaction with the ISM and implications for GC formation theories"
    Hollyhead, K. et al  2015MNRAS.449.1106H

  • "Probing the role of the galactic environment in the formation of stellar clusters, using M83 as a test bench"
    Adamo, A. et al  2015MNRAS.452..246A

  • "Sizes and shapes of young star cluster light profiles in M83"
    Ryon, J. E. et al  2015MNRAS.452..525R

  • "Accurate PSF-matched photometry and photometric redshifts for the extreme deep field with the Chebyshev-Fourier functions"
    Jimenez-Teja, Y. et al  2015MNRAS.453.1136J

  • "Gone without a bang: an archival HST survey for disappearing massive stars"
    Reynolds, Thomas M. et al  2015MNRAS.453.2885R

  • "Ultraviolet luminosity density of the universe during the epoch of reionization"
    Mitchell-Wynne, Ketron et al  2015NatCo...6E7945M

  • "Indications of M-dwarf deficits in the halo and thick disk of the Galaxy"
    Konishi, Mihoko et al  2015PASJ...67....1K

  • "The Gray Extinction of the Ionizing Cluster in NGC 3603 from Ultraviolet to Optical Wavelengths"
    Pang, Xiaoying et al  2016AJ....151...23P

  • "The Star Cluster Mass-Galactocentric Radius Relation: Implications for Cluster Formation"
    Sun, Weijia et al  2016ApJ...816....9S

  • "The MOSDEF Survey: Electron Density and Ionization Parameter at z ~ 2.3"
    Sanders, Ryan L. et al  2016ApJ...816...23S

  • "Evolution of Thermally Pulsing Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars. V. Constraining the Mass Loss and Lifetimes of Intermediate-mass, Low-metallicity AGB Stars"
    Rosenfield, Philip et al  2016ApJ...822...73R

  • "The Evolution of the Galaxy Stellar Mass Function at z = 4??8: A Steepening Low-mass-end Slope with Increasing Redshift"
    Song, Mimi et al  2016ApJ...825....5S

  • "Hubble Imaging of the Ionizing Radiation from a Star-forming Galaxy at Z=3.2 with fesc>50%"
    Vanzella, E. et al  2016ApJ...825...41V

  • "Axion Decay and Anisotropy of Near-IR Extragalactic Background Light"
    Gong, Yan et al  2016ApJ...825..104G

  • "The Prevalence and Impact of Wolf??Rayet Stars in Emerging Massive Star Clusters"
    Sokal, Kimberly R. et al  2016ApJ...826..194S

  • "Measurements of Extragalactic Background Light from the Far UV to the Far IR from Deep Ground- and Space-based Galaxy Counts"
    Driver, Simon P. et al  2016ApJ...827..108D

  • "The Lyman-Continuum Photon Production Efficiency ξ ion of z ? 4-5 Galaxies from IRAC-based Hα Measurements: Implications for the Escape Fraction and Cosmic Reionization"
    Bouwens, R. J. et al  2016ApJ...831..176B

  • "Cross-correlation between X-Ray and Optical/Near-infrared Background Intensity Fluctuations"
    Mitchell-Wynne, Ketron et al  2016ApJ...832..104M

  • "The 3D-HST Survey: Hubble Space Telescope WFC3/G141 Grism Spectra, Redshifts, and Emission Line Measurements for ~ 100,000 Galaxies"
    Momcheva, Ivelina G. et al  2016ApJS..225...27M

  • "The R136 star cluster dissected with Hubble Space Telescope/STIS. I. Far-ultraviolet spectroscopic census and the origin of He II λ1640 in young star clusters"
    Crowther, Paul A. et al  2016MNRAS.458..624C

  • "AGN-host connection at 0.5 < z < 2.5: A rapid evolution of AGN fraction in red galaxies during the last 10 Gyr"
    Wang, Tao et al  2017A&A...601A..63W

  • "Uncrowding R 136 from VLT/SPHERE extreme adaptive optics"
    Khorrami, Z. et al  2017A&A...602A..56K

  • "The MUSE Hubble Ultra Deep Field Survey. VIII. Extended Lyman-α haloes around high-z star-forming galaxies"
    Leclercq, Floriane et al  2017A&A...608A...8L

  • "Evidence for Reduced Specific Star Formation Rates in the Centers of Massive Galaxies at z = 4"
    Jung, Intae et al  2017ApJ...834...81J

  • "A Spectroscopic Study of the Rich Supernova Remnant Population in M83"
    Winkler, P. Frank et al  2017ApJ...839...83W

  • "Photometric Determination of the Mass Accretion Rates of Pre-main-sequence Stars. V. Recent Star Formation in the 30 Dor Nebula"
    De Marchi, Guido et al  2017ApJ...846..110D

  • "The Fraction of Stars That Form in Clusters in Different Galaxies"
    Chandar, Rupali et al  2017ApJ...849..128C

  • "The properties, origin and evolution of stellar clusters in galaxy simulations and observations"
    Dobbs, C. L. et al  2017MNRAS.464.3580D

  • "First results from SAM-FP: Fabry-Perot observations with ground-layer adaptive optics - the structure and kinematics of the core of 30 Doradus"
    Mendes de Oliveira, C. et al  2017MNRAS.469.3424M

  • "Extragalactic background light: a measurement at 400 nm using dark cloud shadow - II. Spectroscopic separation of the dark cloud's light, and results??"
    Mattila, K. et al  2017MNRAS.470.2152M

  • "Deconstructing a galaxy: colour distributions of point sources in Messier 83"
    Kiar, A. K. et al  2017MNRAS.472.1074K


Chair: Robert O'Connell, University of Virginia


  • Bruce Balick, University of Washington
  • Howard Bond, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Daniela Calzetti, University of Massachusetts
  • C. Marcella Carollo, Eidgenossiche Technische Hochschule - Zurich
  • Michael J. Disney, Cardiff University
  • Michael A. Dopita, Australian National University
  • Jay A. Frogel, Galaxies Unlimited
  • Donald N. B. Hall, University of Hawaii
  • Jon A. Holtzman, New Mexico State University
  • Gerard Luppino, University of Hawaii
  • John T. Trauger, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Patrick J. McCarthy, Carnegie Institution of Washington
  • Francesco Paresce, instituto Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica
  • Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomical Observatories - Tucson
  • Joseph Silk, University of Oxford
  • Alistair R. Walker, National Optical Astronomical Observatories - CTIO
  • Brad C. Whitmore, Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Rogier A. Windhorst, Arizona State Universite
  • Erick Young, NASA-Ames Research Center