Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation

We present a suite of simulated galaxies, that match a wide range of scaling relations over a large mass range at z=0, and follow the evolution of these relations and confront them with observational constraints. We then make connections to "galactic archaeology" by examining the nature of the major structural components of the discs, highlighting that far and near field cosmology can be combined using these types of simulations. We show the effect of baryons on the dark matter halos for our best constrained models, allowing predictions for cusp verses core creation as a function of galaxy mass.

12/09/2013 - 14:30
Dr. Chris Brook
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid