The assembly of galaxies in dark matter haloes through cosmic time
Dr. Benjamin Moster (University of Cambridge, UK)
The field of galaxy formation is on the cusp of a tide of new data. To understand these in the context of an evolutionary picture, we need models that interpret the observed trends. Hydrodynamical simulations, have become the main tool for this. However, as the resolution in simulations is finite, not all of the physical processes are resolved. Consequently, simple prescriptions (‘sub-grid’ models) must be resorted to. Empirical galaxy formation models, on the other hand, provide a unique and direct link between galaxies and dark matter haloes, and do not depend on model assumptions on unresolved physics, only on gravity and observed galaxy properties.
Student event: Meet the speaker
We invite you to a student-only discussion-round with Dr. Benjamin Moster before his Munich Physics Colloquium talk.
Be curious and feel free to ask any question.
Monday, 25 April 2016, 16:00 h
Room H537 (top floor), Fakultät für Physik der LMU, Schellingstraße 4, München