SIMBA Collaboration Workshop

Date & Time

Join co-organizers Daniel Anglés-Alcázar and Romeel Davé in the first annual SIMBA Collaboration Workshop held at the Flatiron Institute in New York City on February 18th – 20th, 2020.

The SIMBA large volume cosmological simulations represent a significant step forward in modeling statistical populations of galaxies with state-of-the-art hydrodynamics and realistic sub-grid baryonic physics based on higher resolution calculations. The goal of the workshop is to discuss ongoing work with the SIMBA simulations, coordinate existing projects, and make plans for future work. We would like to promote the exchange of ideas, tools, and knowledge between subgroups working on different aspects of galaxy formation and cosmology. We anticipate that the workshop will include a mix of talks and ample discussion time, along with breakout sessions for more in-depth collaborations.

Please register for the workshop and indicate your planned dates of attendance and any dietary restrictions. There is no workshop registration fee and breakfast/lunch/breaks are generously provided by the Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA), Flatiron Institute, which is hosting the workshop. Workshop participants are welcome to stay at the CCA on Friday February 21st for free collaboration time.

Further information regarding the workshop program and logistics will follow soon. Meanwhile, please feel free to send us any questions regarding the workshop.

Organized by:

Daniel Anglés-Alcázar
Associate Research Scientist, Flatiron Institute CCA
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut

Romeel Davé
Chair of Physics, The University of Edinburgh

  • Agendaplus--large

    Tuesday, February 18th

    Math for America Building
    8:30 - 9:30amBreakfast
    9:30 - 10:00amWelcome & Simba status report - Romeel Davé
    10:00 - 10:20am Black hole growth modes and feedback in Simba - Daniel Anglés-Alcázar
    10:20 - 10:40amRadio AGN in SIMBA - Nicole Thomas
    10:40 - 11:00amSimba: on the scatter of galaxy formation - Weiguang Cui
    11:00 - 11:30amCoffee break
    11:30 - 11:50amGalaxy evolution in the metric of the cosmic web - Katarina Kraljic
    11:50 - 12:10pmGalaxy profiles in green valley galaxies - Sarah Appleby
    12:10 - 12:30pm Star formation histories in SIMBA and MUFASA - Kartheik Iyer
    12:30 - 12:50pm Angular momentum in MANGA and hydro simulations - Chris Duckworth
    12:50 - 1:10pm Mergers and quenching in Simba - Francisco Rodriguez Montero
    1:10 - 2:00pm Lunch
    2:00 - 2:15pm Ground truthing SED fitting methods in galaxy observations - Sidney Lower
    2:15 - 2:30pm Modeling nebular line emission (using BPT diagrams as a test case) - Prerak Garg
    2:30 - 2:45pm Dust content in the SIMBA simulations - Qi Li
    2:45 - 3:00pm Lyman alpha blobs in cosmological simulations - Benjamin Kimock
    Move to CCA
    3:00-3:30 Coffee break
    3:30 - 4:00pm Analysis tools overview
    4:00 - 4:30pm Group discussion on tools, repositories
    4:30 - 5:30pm Hack time
    5:30pmReception and group dinner

    Wednesday, February 19th

    Math for America Building
    8:30 - 9:30am Breakfast
    9:30 - 9:50am SIMBA in far-infrared emission with SIGAME - Karen Pardos Olsen
    9:50 - 10:10am FIR fine-structure lines in the first galaxies - Daisy Leung
    10:10 - 10:30am Photometric properties of EoR galaxies in Simba - Xiaohan Wu
    10:30 - 10:50am Rapid early coeval SF and assembly of massive galaxies- Douglas Rennehan
    10:50 - 11:10am SMG Predictions from SIMBA - Christopher Lovell
    11:10 - 11:40am Coffee break
    11:40am - 12:00pm Cold gas properties in Simba vs Eagle vs TNG - Romeel Davé
    12:00 - 12:20pm The effect of AGN feedback on the properties of z~2-3 CGM - Daniele Sorini
    12:20 - 12:40pm What can DLAs tell us about galaxy formation? - Sultan Hassan
    12:40 - 1:00pm Circumgalactic medium in Simba - Sarah Appleby
    1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
    2:00 - 3:00pm Project discussion/organization and wiki update (Romeel Davé)
    Move to CCA
    3:00 - 3:30pm Coffee break
    3:30 - 5:00pm Hack time

    Thursday, February 20th

    Math for America Building
    8:30 - 9:30amBreakfast
    9:30 -9:50am Marginalizing over baryon effects - Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro
    9:50 - 10:10am Taranis: GPU-accelerated cosmological radiative transfer- Gennaro Di Pietro
    10:10 - 10:30am SWIFT: Scaling cosmological simulations - Josh Borrow
    10:30 - 10:40am Inter-lagrangian transfer in SIMBA - Josh Borrow
    10:40 - 11:00am SIMBA and 2020s large-scale structure - Michael Wilson
    11:00 - 11:30am Coffee break
    11:30am - 1:00pm Future projects discussion, hack time
    1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
  • Participantsplus--large
    Name Institution
    Daniel Angles-AlcazarCCA
    Sarah ApplebyUniversity of Edinburgh
    Josh BorrowICC, Durham University
    Joanne CohnUC Berkeley
    Weiguang CuiIfA, university of Edinburgh
    Ruth DalyCCA/Penn State University
    Romeel S. DavéUniversity of Edinburgh
    Ana Maria DelgadoNew York City College of Technology- CUNY
    Gennaro Di PietroUniversity of Edinburgh
    Claire DickeyYale University
    Chris DuckworthCCA / University of St Andrews
    Prerak GargUniversity of Florida
    Sultan HassanNew Mexico State University
    Kartheik IyerDunlap Institute, University of Toronto
    Benjamin KimockUniversity of Florida
    Katarina KraljicUniversity of Edinburgh
    T. K. Daisy LeungCCA
    Qi LiUniversity of Florida
    Christopher LovellUniversity of Hertfordshire
    Sidney LowerUniversity of Florida
    Ariyeh MallerCUNY
    Francisco Rodriguez Montero Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
    Bhawna MotwaniCCA
    Renan Alves de OliveiraCCA
    Karen Pardos OlsenUniversity of Arizona
    Douglas RennehanUniversity of Victoria
    Daniele SoriniInstitute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
    Rachel SomervilleCCA
    Nicole ThomasUniversity of the Western Cape
    Stephanie TonnesenCCA
    Francisco Villaescusa-NavarroPrinceton University
    Martin White UC Berkeley
    Michael WilsonLBNL
    Xiaohan WuHarvard CfA
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