Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

Simulating Galaxy Formation: Illustris, IllustrisTNG and Beyond given by Dr. Mark Vogelsberger from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 

Abstract: Cosmological simulations of galaxy formation have evolved significantly over the last years.  In my talk I will describe recent efforts to model the large-scale distribution of galaxies with cosmological hydrodynamics simulations.  I will focus on the Illustris simulation, and our new simulation campaign, the IllustrisTNG project.  After demonstrating the success of these simulations in terms of reproducing an enormous amount of observational data, I will also talk about their limitations and directions for further improvements over the next couple of years. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 3:40pm to 5:00pm

Winston Chung Hall, 138

Event Type

Seminars

Audience

Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, General Public

Department
Physics
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