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Astronomy Colloquium: Nelson Padilla

Date: Tue. February 21st, 2017, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Sears 552

Angular momentum in galaxy formation simulations

Nelson Padilla (U Catolica de Chile)

In this talk I will present studies on the evolution of the angular momentum of galaxies in the EAGLE simulation where we try and identify the mechanisms that contribute to the growth of their angular momentum, including smooth mass accretion, mergers, and mergers with different degrees of alignment with the galaxy’s angular momentum.  We hope to be able to use these results to improve the way in which angular momentum is followed in more simplified models of galaxy formation including SAMs and HODs.

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