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Recent Publications from the Galaxy Formation and Evolution's Group

This page lists only some of the most recent publications lead by our team or with our heavy involvement. To see the full list of publications by our team members visit this link


What shapes a galaxy? - Unraveling the role of mass, environment and star formation in forming galactic structure, A. F. L. Bluck et al. 2019, arXiv:1902.01665

Metallicity calibrations for diffuse ionised gas and low ionisation emission regions,
N. Kumari, R. Maiolino, F. Belfiore, M. Curti 2019, arXiv:1902.01408

Small-scale chemical abundance analysis in a blue compact dwarf galaxy SBS 1415+437, N. Kumari, B. L. James, M. J. Irwin, A. Aloisi, 2019, arXiv:1901.08600

Cold Molecular Outflows in the Local UniverseA. Fluetsch, R. Maiolino et al. 2019, MNRAS, 483, 4586.



The "Fundamental Metallicity Relation" in CALIFA, SDSS-IV MaNGA and high-z galaxies, G. Cresci, F. Mannucci and M. Curti 2018, arXiv:1811.06015

LBT/ARGOS adaptive optics observations of z2 lensed galaxies, M. Perna, M. Curti, et al. 2018, A&A, 618, A36

O/H-N/O: the curious case of NGC 4670, N. Kumari, B. L. James, M. J. Irwin,
R. Amorin, E. Perez-Montero, 2018, MNRAS, 476, 3793.

The JWST Extragalactic Mock Catalog: Modeling galaxy populations from the UV through the near-IR over thirteen billion years of cosmic history, C. C. Williams, [..], R. Amorin, [..], S. Carniani, [..], R. Maiolino, [..], R. Smit et al. 2018, arXiv:1802.05272

Extended and broad Lyα emission around a BAL quasar at z ~5M.Ginolfi, R. Maiolino, S. Carniani et al. 2018, MNRAS, 356G

B. James, [..], S.Carniani, 2018, MNRAS, 301J
Rotation in [CII]-emitting gas detected in two galaxies in the Epoch of ReionizationSmit, R., Bouwens, R. J., Carniani, S.R. Maiolino, et al., 2018, Nature, 553, 178–181


S. Carniani, R. Maiolino, R. Amorini, [..], R. Smit et al. 2017, arXiv:1712.03985
S. Carniani, R. Maiolino, R. Smit, R. Amorin, APJ, 854L, 7C

Simulating and interpreting deep JWST/NIRSpec observations in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
J. Chevallard, [..], R. Amorin, [..], S.Carniani, [..], R. Maiolino, [..], R. Smit et al. 2017, arXiv:1711.07481

A GMOS-N IFU study of the central H II region in the blue compact dwarf galaxy NGC 4449: Kinematics, Nebular Metallicity and Star-Formation, N. Kumari,
B. L. James, M. J. Irwin, 2017, MNRAS, 470, 4618.

Molecular gas on large circumgalactic scales at z = 3.47, M. Ginolfi, R. Maiolino, T. Nagao, S. Carniani, F. Belfiore, [..], A. Pallottini et al., 2017, MNRAS, 468, 3468.

Star formation inside a galactic outflowR. Maiolino, H. R. Russell, A. C. Fabian, S. Carniani, R. Gallagher, S. Cazzoli, S. Arribas, F. Belfiore et al., 2017, Nature, 544, 202–206

A gravitationally boosted MUSE survey for emission-line galaxies at z ≳ 5 behind the massive cluster RCS 0224, R. Smit et al., 2017, MNRAS, 467, 3306.

Characterisation of star-forming dwarf galaxies at 0.1<z<0.9 in VUDS: probing the low-mass end of the mass-metallicity relation, A. Calabrò, R. Amorin et al., 2017, A&A, 601, 95.

The L-σ relation for HII galaxies in green, J. Melnick, E. Telles, V. Bordalo, R Chávez et al., 2017, A&A, 599, 76.

Analogs of primeval galaxies two billion years after the Big Bang, R. Amorin et al., 2017, NatAs, 1, 52.

Using photo-ionisation models to derive carbon and oxygen gas-phase abundances in the rest UV, E. Perez-Montero, R. Amorin, 2017, MNRAS, 467, 1287.

SDSS IV MaNGA - The spatially resolved transition between star formation and quiescence, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino, at al., 2017, MNRAS, 466, 2570.

New fully empirical calibrations of strong-line metallicity indicators in star-forming galaxies, M. Curti,[..], R. Maiolino, 2017, 465, 1384.

Extended ionised and clumpy gas in a normal galaxy as z=7.1 revealed by ALMAS. Carniani, R. Maiolino, A. Pallottini et al., 2017, ArXiv

ALMA observations of atomic carbon in z ~ 4 dusty star forming galaxies, M. Bothwell et al., 2017, MNRAS, 466, 2825.



Galaxy metallicities depend primarily on stellar mass and molecular gas mass, M. Bothwell, R. Maiolino et al., 2016, A&A, 595, A48.

Molecular gas on circumgalactic scales at z ~ 3.47, M. Ginolfi, R. Maiolino, T. Nagao, S. Carniani, F. Belfiore et al., 2016, Arxiv  

Fast outflows and star formation in quasar host galaxies,S. Carniani, A. Marconi, R. Maiolino et al., 2016, A&A, 591, 28.

An ultra-dense fast outflow in a quasar at z =2.4, R. Williams, R. Maiolino, et al., 2016, ArXiv.

SDSS IV MaNGA - Spatially resolved diagnostic diagrams: a proof that many galaxies are LIERs, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino, at al., 2016 MNRAS, 461, 3111

Tracing the reionization epoch with ALMA:[CII] emission in z ~ 7 galaxies, Pentericci, S. Carniani et al., 2016, ArXiv.

Constraining the dark energy equation of state with H II galaxies, Chávez R. et al., 2016, MNRAS, 462, 2431
Direct measurement of lensing amplification in Abell S1063 using a strongly lensed high redshift HII galaxy, Terlevich R., Melnick J., Terlevich E., Chávez R., et al., 2016, A&A, 592, L7

Nitrogen and oxygen abundances in the local Universe, F. Vincenzo, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino, F. Matteucci, P. Ventura, 2016, MNRAS, 358, 3466.

Neutral gas outflows in nearby [U]LIRGs via optical NaD feature, S. Cazzoli, S. Arribas, R. Maiolino, L. Colina, eprint arXiv:1602.08505.

Outflows and complex stellar kinematics in SDSS star forming galaxies, C. Cicone, R. Maiolino, A. Marconi, 2016, A&A accepted, eprint arXiv:1601.04715.

Modern yields per stellar generation: the effect of the IMF, F. Vincenzo, F. Matteucci, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino, 2016, MNRAS, 455, 4183.

Molecular gas as the driver of fundamental galactic relations, M. Bothwell et al., 2016, MNRAS, 445, 1156.

Galaxy gas flows inferred from a detailed, spatially resolved metal budget, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino and M. Bothwell, 2016, MNRAS, 455, 1218.

Tracing outflows in the AGN forbidden regions with SINFONI, Kakkad et al. [...], S. Carniani et al., 2016, A&A, 592, 148.




Ionised outflows in z ~ 2.4 quasar host galaxies, S. Carniani, A. Marconi, R. Maiolino et al., 2015, A&A, 580, 102.

The assembly of ‘normal’ galaxies at z=7 probed by ALMA, R. Maiolino, S. Carniani, et al. 2015, MNRAS, 452, 54. See the related ESO press release.

Strangulation as the primary mechanism shutting down star formation in galaxies, Y. Peng, R. Maiolino, R. Cochrane, 2015, Nature, 521, 195.

The Cosmic Infrared Background seen by ALMA, S. Carniani, R. Maiolino, et al. 2015, A&A, 584, A78.

Very extended cold gas, star formation and outflows in the halo of a bright quasar at z > 6C. Cicone, R. Maiolino, et al. 2015, A&A 574, A14

P-MaNGA Galaxies: Emission Lines Properties – Gas Ionisation and Chemical Abundances from Prototype Observations, F. Belfiore, R. Maiolino, K. Bundy et al., 2015, MNRAS, 441, 867.

Very extended cold gas, star formation and outflows in the halo of a bright QSO at z>6, C. Cicone, R. Maiolino, S. Gallerani, R. Neri, A. Ferrara, E. Sturm, F. Fiore, E. Piconcelli, Feruglio, C., 2015, A&A, 574, A14.



ALLSMOG: an APEX Low-redshift Legacy Survey for MOlecular Gas. I – molecular gas scaling relations, and the effect of the CO/H2 conversion factor, M. Bothwell, J. Wagg, C. Cicone, R. Maiolino, et al. 2014, MNRAS, 445, 2599.

From haloes to Galaxies – I. The dynamics of the gas regulator model and the implied cosmic sSFR history, Y. Peng, R. Maiolino, 2014, MNRAS, 443, 3643. 

Black hole accretion preferentially occurs in gas-rich galaxies, F. Vito, R. Maiolino, et al. 2014, MNRAS 441, 1059.

Spatially resolved kinematics, galactic wind, and quenching of star formation in the luminous infrared galaxy IRAS F11506-3851, S. Cazzoli, S. Arribas, L. Colina, J. Piqueras-Lopez, E. Bellocchi, B. Emonts, R. Maiolino, 2014, A&A, 569, 14. 

The MBH-M* relation for X-ray-obscured, red QSOs at 1.2 < z < 2.6, A. Bongiorno, R. Maiolino, et al. 2014, MNRAS 443, 2077. 

Dynamics and metallicity of far-infrared selected galaxies, R.J. Williams, R. Maiolino, P. Santini, A. Marconi, G. Cresci, F. Mannucci, D. Lutz, 2014, MNRAS, 443, 3780. 

ALMA resolves turbulent, rotating [CII] emission in a young starburst galaxy at z = 4.8, C. De Breuck, R.J. Williams, et al. 2014, A&A, 565, A59.

Constraining the Nature of Two Ly-alpha Emitters detected by ALMA at z = 4.7 R. J. Williams, J. Wagg, R. Maiolino, C. Foster, M. Aravena, T. Wiklind, C.L. Carilli, R.G. McMahon, D. Riechers, F. Walter, 2014, MNRAS,  436, 2096.

Metallicity evolution, metallicity gradients and gas fractions at z~3.4, P. Troncoso, R. Maiolino, et al. 2014, A&A 563, 58.

Massive Molecular Outflows and Evidence for AGN Feedback from CO Observations, C. Cicone, et al. 2014, A&A 562, 21.

The dependence of the galaxy mass-metallicity relation on environment and the implied metallicity of the IGM , Y. Peng & R. Maiolino 2014, MNRAS 438, 262.



The evolution of the dust and gas content in galaxies, P. Santini, R. Maiolino, et al. 2013, A&A 562, 30.

A Community Science Case for E-ELT HIRES, R. Maiolino et al. 2013 (arXiv:1310.3163).

A survey of molecular gas in luminous sub-millimetre galaxies, M. Bothwell, et al. 2013, MNRAS 429, 3047.

A fundamental relation between the metallicity, gas content and stellar mass of local galaxies, M. Bothwell, et al. 2013, MNRAS 433, 1425.