Simulating the Universe: Predictive Galaxy Formation towards the Smallest Scales

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Image: MPA Garching (Germany)

Modern simulations of galaxy formation, which simultaneously follow the co-evolution of dark matter, cosmic gas, stars, and supermassive black holes, enable us to directly calculate the observable signatures that arise from the complex process of cosmic structure formation. TNG50 is an unprecedented ‘next generation’ cosmological, magneto-hydrodynamical simulation — the third and final volume of the IllustrisTNG project. It captures spatial scales as small as ~100 parsecs, resolving the interior structure of galaxies, and incorporates a comprehensive model for galaxy formation physics.

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Principal Investigators

Dylan Nelson

MPA Garching (Germany)

Annalisa Pillepich

MPIA Heidelberg (Germany)