Astronomy Colloquium - "The IllustrisTNG Simulations: Elemental Evolution in Cosmological Simulations"

Speaker Jill Naiman, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Date: 9/19/2017
Time: 3:45 p.m.

134 Astronomy

Event Contact: Rebecca Bare

Department of Astronomy

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium

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 including alpha and r-process elements, and discuss ongoing efforts to robustly compare observational and simulated data.

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