High-resolution cosmological simulations of Milky Way mass galaxies"

Tobias Buck , MPIA
The Milky Way and its dwarf galaxy companions are among the most well studied galaxy we know.
Current very high-resolution zoom-in baryonic simulations of the formation of Milky Way mass galaxies are in incredible
agreement with observed properties our Milky Way. First, I will introduce the new high-resolution set of simulations from the NIHAO project and discuss the formation of the Milky Way. I will cover the early phases of violent star formation and the accretion of its satellites providing observational constraints on the effect of environment dwarf galaxy properties. I will further discuss the (kinematic) structure and evolution of the stellar disc and the morphology and abundance patterns of the Milky Way's central region - its bar and boxy/peanut bulge. Using these simulations I am able to provide a theoretical understanding of the formation of the Milky Way in the era of Gaia.
Königstuhl Colloquium
13 Apr 2018, 15:00
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Level 3 Lecture Hall (301)

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