Publications by Corentin Schreiber


The main sequence of star-forming galaxies – I. The local relation and its bending

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press (OUP) 483 (2019) 3213-3226

P Popesso, A Concas, L Morselli, C Schreiber, G Rodighiero, G Cresci, S Belli, G Erfanianfar, C Mancini, H Inami, M Dickinson, O Ilbert, M Pannella, D Elbaz


The MUSE Hubble Ultra Deep Field Survey. XI. Constraining the low-mass end of the stellar mass - star formation rate relation at z < 1

Astronomy and Astrophysics EDP Sciences 619 (2018) A27

LA Boogaard, J Brinchmann, M Paalvast, N Bouché, R Bacon, RJ Bouwens, T Contini, MLP Gunawadhana, H Inami, MV Maseda, R Marino, T Nanayakkara, P Mitchell, J Richard, J Schaye, C Schreiber, S Tacchella, L Wisotzki, J Zabl

Star-forming galaxies have been found to follow a relatively tight relation between stellar mass (M*) and star formation rate (SFR), dubbed the “star formation sequence”. A turnover in the sequence has been observed, where galaxies with M* <  1010 M⊙ follow a steeper relation than their higher mass counterparts, suggesting that the low-mass slope is (nearly) linear. In this paper, we characterise the properties of the low-mass end of the star formation sequence between 7 ≤ log M*[M⊙]  ≤  10.5 at redshift 0.11 <  z  <   0.91. We use the deepest MUSE observations of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field and the Hubble Deep Field South to construct a sample of 179 star-forming galaxies with high signal-to-noise emission lines. Dust-corrected SFRs are determined from Hβ λ4861 and Hα λ6563. We model the star formation sequence with a Gaussian distribution around a hyperplane between logM*, logSFR, and log(1 + z), to simultaneously constrain the slope, redshift evolution, and intrinsic scatter. We find a sub-linear slope for the low-mass regime where log SFR [M⊙yr−1] = 0.83+0.07−0.06 log M*[M⊙]+1.74+0.66−0.68 log(1 + z), increasing with redshift. We recover an intrinsic scatter in the relation of σintr = 0.44+0.05−0.04, dex, larger than typically found at higher masses. As both hydrodynamical simulations and (semi-)analytical models typically favour a steeper slope in the low-mass regime, our results provide new constraints on the feedback processes which operate preferentially in low-mass halos


Revealing the environmental dependence of molecular gas content in a distant X-ray cluster at z = 2.51

Astrophysical Journal Letters IOP Publishing 867 (2018)

T Wang, D Elbaz, E Daddi, D Liu, T Kodama, I Tanaka, C Schreiber, A Zanella, F Valentino, M Sargent, K Kohno, M Xiao, M Pannella, L Ciesla, R Gobat, Y Koyama

We present a census of the molecular gas properties of galaxies in the most distant known X-ray cluster, CLJ1001, at z=2.51, using deep observations of CO(1-0) with JVLA. In total 14 cluster members with M∗ > 1010.5M are detected, including all the massive star-forming members within the virial radius, providing the largest galaxy sample in a single cluster at z > 2 with CO(1-0) measurements. We find a large variety in the gas content of these cluster galaxies, which is correlated with their relative positions (or accretion states), with those closer to the cluster core being increasingly gas-poor. Moreover, despite their low gas content, the galaxies in the cluster center exhibit an elevated star formation efficiency (SFE=SFR/Mgas) compared to field galaxies, suggesting that the suppression on the SFR is likely delayed compared to that on the gas content. Their gas depletion time is around tdep ∼ 400 Myrs, comparable to the cluster dynamical time. This implies that they will likely consume all their gas within a single orbit around the cluster center, and form a passive cluster core by z ∼ 2. This result is one of the first direct pieces of evidence for the influence of environment on the gas reservoirs and SFE of z > 2 cluster galaxies, thereby providing new insights into the rapid formation and quenching of the most massive galaxies in the early universe.


The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey. Observations and first data release

Astronomy & Astrophysics EDP Sciences 616 (2018) A174-

L Pentericci, B Garilli, R McLure, O Cucciati, P Franzetti, A Iovino, R Amorin, M Bolzonella, A Bongiorno, AC Carnall, M Castellano, M Cirasuolo, A Cimatti, F Cullen, S Debarros, JS Dunlop, D Elbaz, S Finkelstein, MJ Jarvis, RAA Bowler

This paper describes the observations and the first data release (DR1) of the ESO public spectroscopic survey “VANDELS, a deep VIMOS survey of the CANDELS CDFS and UDS fields”. The main targets of VANDELS are star-forming galaxies at redshift 2:4 < z < 5:5, an epoch when the Universe had not yet reached 20% of its current age, and massive passive galaxies in the range 1 < z < 2:5. By adopting a strategy of ultra-long exposure times, ranging from a minimum of 20 h to a maximum of 80 h per source, VANDELS is specifically designed to be the deepest-ever spectroscopic survey of the high-redshift Universe. Exploiting the red sensitivity of the refurbished VIMOS spectrograph, the survey is obtaining ultra-deep optical spectroscopy covering the wavelength range 4800–10 000 Å with a sufficiently high signal-to-noise ratio to investigate the astrophysics of high-redshift galaxy evolution via detailed absorption line studies of well-defined samples of high-redshift galaxies. VANDELS-DR1 is the release of all medium-resolution spectroscopic data obtained during the first season of observations, on a 0.2 square degree area centered around the CANDELS-CDFS (Chandra deep-field south) and CANDELS-UDS (ultra-deep survey) areas. It includes data for all galaxies for which the total (or half of the total) scheduled integration time was completed. The DR1 contains 879 individual objects, approximately half in each of the two fields, that have a measured redshift, with the highest reliable redshifts reaching zspec ~ 6. In DR1 we include fully wavelengthcalibrated and flux-calibrated 1D spectra, the associated error spectrum and sky spectrum, and the associated wavelength-calibrated 2D spectra. We also provide a catalog with the essential galaxy parameters, including spectroscopic redshifts and redshift quality flags measured by the collaboration.We present the survey layout and observations, the data reduction and redshift measurement procedure, and the general properties of the VANDELS-DR1 sample. In particular, we discuss the spectroscopic redshift distribution and the accuracy of the photometric redshifts for each individual target category, and we provide some examples of data products for the various target types and the different quality flags. All VANDELS-DR1 data are publicly available and can be retrieved from the ESO archive. Two further data releases are foreseen in the next two years, and a final data release is currently scheduled for June 2020, which will include an improved rereduction of the entire spectroscopic data set.


GOODS-ALMA: 1.1 mm galaxy survey

Astronomy & Astrophysics EDP Sciences 620 (2018) A152-A152

M Franco, D Elbaz, M Béthermin, B Magnelli, C Schreiber, L Ciesla, M Dickinson, N Nagar, J Silverman, E Daddi, DM Alexander, T Wang, M Pannella, E Le Floc’h, A Pope, M Giavalisco, AJ Maury, F Bournaud, R Chary, R Demarco, H Ferguson, SL Finkelstein, H Inami, D Iono, S Juneau, G Lagache, R Leiton, L Lin, G Magdis, H Messias, K Motohara, J Mullaney, K Okumura, C Papovich, J Pforr, W Rujopakarn, M Sargent, X Shu, L Zhou


Near infrared spectroscopy and star-formation histories of 3 <= z <= 4 quiescent galaxies

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 618 (2018) ARTN A85

C Schreiber, K Glazebrook, T Nanayakkara, GG Kacprzak, I Labbe, P Oesch, T Yuan, K-V Tran, C Papovich, L Spitler, C Straatman


The VANDELS ESO public spectroscopic survey

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press 479 (2018) 25-42

RJ McLure, L Pentericci, A Cimatti, JS Dunlop, D Elbaz, A Fontana, K Nandra, R Amorin, M Bolzonella, A Bongiorno, AC Carnall, M Castellano, M Cirasuolo, O Cucciati, F Cullen, S De Barros, SL Finkelstein, F Fontanot, P Franzetti, M Fumana, A Gargiulo, B Garilli, L Guaita, WG Hartley, A Iovino

VANDELS is a uniquely deep spectroscopic survey of high-redshift galaxies with the VIMOS spectrograph on ESO'sVery Large Telescope (VLT). The survey has obtained ultradeep optical (0.48 &lt; ? &lt; 1.0 μm) spectroscopy of ≃2100 galaxies within the redshift interval 1.0≤z≤ 7.0, over a total area of ≃0.2 deg2centred on the CANDELS Ultra Deep Survey and Chandra Deep Field South fields. Based on accurate photometric redshift pre-selection, 85 per cent of the galaxies targeted by VANDELS were selected to be at z ≥ 3. Exploiting the red sensitivity of the refurbished VIMOS spectrograph, the fundamental aim of the survey is to provide the high-signal-to-noise ratio spectra necessary to measure key physical properties such as stellar population ages, masses, metallicities, and outflow velocities from detailed absorption-line studies. Using integration times calculated to produce an approximately constant signal-tonoise ratio (20&gt;tint&gt;80 h), theVANDELS survey targeted: (a) bright star-forming galaxies at 2.4≤z≤5.5, (b) massive quiescent galaxies at 1.0≤z≤2.5, (c) fainter star-forming galaxies at 3.0≤z≤7.0, and (d) X-ray/Spitzer-selected active galactic nuclei and Herschel-detected galaxies. By targeting two extragalactic survey fields with superb multiwavelength imaging data, VANDELS will produce a unique legacy data set for exploring the physics underpinning high-redshift galaxy evolution. In this paper, we provide an overview of the VANDELS survey designed to support the science exploitation of the first ESO public data release, focusing on the scientific motivation, survey design, and target selection.


The Herschel view of the dominant mode of galaxy growth from z=4 to the present day

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 575 (2015) ARTN A74

C Schreiber, M Pannella, D Elbaz, M Bethermin, H Inami, M Dickinson, B Magnelli, T Wang, H Aussel, E Daddi, S Juneau, X Shu, MT Sargent, V Buat, SM Faber, HC Ferguson, M Giavalisco, AM Koekemoer, G Magdis, GE Morrison, C Papovich, P Santini, D Scott


GOODS-Herschel: identification of the individual galaxies responsible for the 80-290 mu m cosmic infrared background

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 579 (2015) ARTN A93

R Leiton, D Elbaz, K Okumura, HS Hwang, G Magdis, B Magnelli, I Valtchanov, M Dickinson, M Bethermin, C Schreiber, V Charmandaris, H Dole, S Juneau, D Le Borgne, M Pannella, A Pope, P Popesso


Evolution of the dust emission of massive galaxies up to z=4 and constraints on their dominant mode of star formation

ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS 573 (2015) ARTN A113

M Bethermin, E Daddi, G Magdis, C Lagos, M Sargent, M Albrecht, H Aussel, F Bertoldi, V Buat, M Galametz, S Heinis, O Ilbert, A Karim, A Koekemoer, C Lacey, E Le Floc'h, F Navarrete, M Pannella, C Schreiber, V Smolcic, M Symeonidis, M Viero


GOODS-HERSCHEL: STAR FORMATION, DUST ATTENUATION, AND THE FIR-RADIO CORRELATION ON THE MAIN SEQUENCE OF STAR-FORMING GALAXIES UP TO z similar or equal to 4

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 807 (2015) ARTN 141

M Pannella, D Elbaz, E Daddi, M Dickinson, HS Hwang, C Schreiber, V Strazzullo, H Aussel, M Bethermin, V Buat, V Charmandaris, A Cibinel, S Juneau, RJ Ivison, D Le Borgne, E Le Floc'h, R Leiton, L Lin, G Magdis, GE Morrison, J Mullaney, M Onodera, A Renzini, S Salim, MT Sargent, D Scott, X Shu, T Wang