merger rates

It was all talk today. Among other things, Masjedi and I discussed his thesis (currently being written for a late April defense) on the growth of massive galaxies by merging. He uses small-scale clustering to put an absolute limit on the mean accretion rate. We realized that with Sheldon's fast clustering infrastructure and Masjedi's methodology, we could straightforwardly and rapidly generalize the merger rate limit results to all kinds of galaxies, not just the very massive ones.

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