Peter Creasey (AIP)

Supernova feedback at high resolution
When Nov 23, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
What
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture hall
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Cosmological numerical simulations of galaxy formation are strongly dependent upon the strength and nature of the scheme used for supernova feedback. In this talk I will discuss how the galaxy mass function can be used to infer the mass ejection rates due to feedback process and compare with the difficulty of determining these from first principles. I will also describe a set of converged hydrodynamical experiments that in principle allow us to calibrate these rates, toward the goal of producing realistic galaxy populations.