The Era of Large-Scale Cosmological Simulations

Mon, May 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

131A Campbell Hall

Mark Vogelsberger (MIT)

Progress in our understanding of galaxy formation, improved numerical algorithms, and increased computing power have recently lead to a number of impressive large-scale hydrodynamical simulations, which are able to reproduce key observables of the local and higher redshift Universe. These simulations allow us, for the first time, to study the interplay between large-scale structure and galaxy formation in detail. I will give an overview of these efforts and focus on the successes and failures of some of them.