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Astronomy Colloquium: Mark Vogelsberger

Date: Thu. December 14th, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Location: Sears 552

Simulating Galaxy Formation: IllustrisTNG and beyond

Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)

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 directions for further improvements over the next couple of years.

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