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Star formation quenching in massive galaxies

Understanding how and why star formation turns off in massive galaxies is a major challenge for studies of galaxy evolution. Many theoretical explanations have been proposed, but a definitive consensus is yet to be reached.

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Acknowledgements

We thank the participants of the Lorentz Center workshop The Physics of Quenching Massive Galaxies at High Redshift held in Leiden, 6–10 November 2017, for discussions that inspired this Comment. We are grateful to the Lorentz Center for hosting this workshop, and to M. Lehnert and T. Naab for commenting on this article.

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Man, A., Belli, S. Star formation quenching in massive galaxies. Nat Astron 2, 695–697 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-018-0558-1

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