Simulating Structure and Galaxy Formation
Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)
May 25 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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 large-scale simulations like IllustrisTNG. 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. Furthermore, I will also talk briefly about our new simulation campaign, the THESAN project, to study the epoch of re-ionization and the early Universe.
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