Colloquium - Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) - Simulating Galaxy Formation: Illustris, IllustrisTNG and Beyond

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Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) 12/8/20 colloquium speaker
December 8, 2020
3:45PM - 4:45PM
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Zoom webinar

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Add to Calendar 2020-12-08 15:45:00 2020-12-08 16:45:00 Colloquium - Mark Vogelsberger (MIT) - Simulating Galaxy Formation: Illustris, IllustrisTNG and Beyond 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.   Zoom webinar Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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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.