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COS3: Simulations of the formation of galaxies and larger structures

Session Organisers: 

Carlos Frenk (ICC, Durham), Simon White (MPA, Garching)


Computer simulations have played a central role in the development of the current structure formation paradigm, the LCDM model. Early simulations of large-scale structure demonstrated the viability of the model, and subsequent developments have enabled ever more precise observational tests. Today's simulations address aspects of cosmic structure, from the innermost structure of dark matter halos, through the visible properties of galaxies and galaxy clusters to the matter distribution on cosmological scales. Simulations are an indispensible tool for testing the validity of the underlying assumptions of LCDM: cold dark matter, dark energy and the inflationary perturbation spectrum.

The ability to model the evolution of baryons in simulations has been a major growth area over the past decade, either through full gasdynamic simulations or through semi-analytic modelling. Mock catalogues from simulations are now routinely used to to link astronomical data to physical models.

The purpose of this session is to bring together experts in simulation of cosmological structure formation to discuss new developments in numerical techniques, particularly in cosmological gasdynamics, as well as recent numerical work addressing galaxy formation, dark matter physics and large-scale structure.


Poster Session A runs from Tuesday 27th March to Wendesday 28th March 2012


This is a complete listing of all 30 entries

Poster Session A
Halo Statistics and Substructure at High Redshift  William Watson
EAGLE: Producing Realistic SPH Simulation Data  Michelle Furlong
The predicted UV colours of galaxies at z>3  Violeta Gonzalez-Perez
Are z~5 QSOs found in the most massive high redshift halos?  Kate Husband
Particle-by-Particle M2M Galaxy Simulations  Jason Hunt
Non-Gaussianity in Large Scale Structure and Minkowski Functionals  Geraint Pratten
The Influence of Gas Physics on SZ Pressure Profiles  Simon Pike
The role of the AGN in the evolution of Eagle galaxy groups.  Yetli Rosas-Guevara
Numerical simulations with GPUs  Martin Zintl

Tuesday 27th 10:00-11:15
10:00 Hydrodynamical Simulations of Galaxy Formation  Volker Springel
10:25 Cluster Galaxy interaction with Voronoi particle hydrodynamics (VPH)  Steffen Hess
10:37 SubHaloes Going Notts: The SubHalo-Finder Comparison Project  Julian Onions
10:49 Satellite Galaxies in a Warm Dark Matter Cosmology  Mark Lovell
11:02 The Structure of Stellar Haloes  Ben Lowing

Tuesday 27th 11:45-12:45
11:45 Simulations of large scale structure  Raul Angulo
12:08 Creating fast galaxy mock catalogs using a PTHalos based approach  Dr Marc Manera
12:20 What is galaxy environment?  Stuart Muldrew
12:32 Constraints on star formation and accretion histories from an improved abundance matching model  Benjamin Moster

Tuesday 27th 14:00-15:30
14:00 The Physics of Galaxy Formation  Richard Bower
14:25 Giant Clumps in High-Redshift Disk Galaxies  Manuel Behrendt
14:38 The End of the Dwarfs Excess in Galaxy Formation models at high Redshift  Bruno Henriques
14:51 CLUES - Cosmological Simulations the Local Universe  Matthias Steinmetz
15:04 The Origin of Disks and Spheroids in Simulated Galaxies  Laura V. Sales
15:17 Structural Evolution of Massive Galaxies  Ludwig Oser

Tuesday 27th 17:00-18:15
17:00 SZ in the New Millennium  Scott Kay
17:12 The simulated SZ-richness relation  Peter Thomas
17:25 The hot circumgalactic medium of typical galaxies  Dr Robert Crain
17:37 The angular momentum of baryons and dark halos revisited  Julien Devriendt
17:49 The cosmic web and the orientation of angular momenta  Noam I Libeskind
18:02 Realistic N-body/SPH simulations of late-type spiral galaxies  Awat Rahimi