Astrophysics Colloquium: Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) FKB

11:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday March 16th, 2017

Illustris, IllustrisTNG and beyond: the era of large-scale cosmological simulations

In my talk I will describe recent efforts to model the large-scale distribution of galaxies with cosmological hydrodynamics simulations. I will mainly focus on the Illustris simulation, and our new simulation campaign, the IllustrisTNG project. I will discuss successes and failures of these projects and talk about directions for further improvements.  In the second part of my talk I will focus on physical processes that have so far been neglected in large-scale galaxy formation models despite their importance and relevance in shaping the galaxy population.

SLAC, Kavli 3rd Floor Conference Room