May 04, 2017

Jill Naiman, CfA Boston

"The IllustrisTNG Simulations: Elemental Evolution in Cosmological Simulations"

I will give an overview of some of the new features of the IllustrisTNG models - a set of gravitational, hydrodynamical, MHD cosmological simulations aimed at resolving from the formation of galaxy clusters down to the structures of Milky Way dwarf galaxies.  A brief overview of AREPO, the code used in these simulations, and updates from its first cosmological implementation in the Illustris simulations will be presented.  I will conclude with some preliminary results on the distribution of elements in our simulations, in particular, the distribution of Europium in Milky Way sized galaxies.

Event Details

Date:
May 04, 2017

Time:
3:30–5pm

Location:
4421 Sterling Hall

Notes:
Coffee and Cookies 3:30 pm, Talk at 3:45 pm

Speaker Host:
Prof Elena Donghia

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