Galaxy Formation

The Galaxy Formation group is developing the numerical tools and physical insights necessary to understand how galaxies form and evolve within a cosmological context.

A fully predictive theory of galaxy formation remains one of the great, unsolved problems of astrophysics. Galaxy formation represents the intersection of many branches of physics from cosmology to plasma physics, and involves a vast range of length and timescales. Our goal is to explain a wide range of observations ranging from high redshift quasars down to the smallest local dwarf galaxies.

Research Highlights

Galaxy growth in a massive halo in the first billion years of cosmic history

D Marrone, J Spilker, C. Hayward, J Vieira, M Aravena, M Ashby, M Bayliss, M Bethermin, M Brodwin, M Bothwell, J Carlstrom, S Chapman, C Chen, T Crawford, D Cunningham, C DeBreuck, C Fassnacht, A Gonzalez, T Greve, Y Hezaveh, K Lacaille, K Litke, S Lower, J Ma, M Malkan, T Miller, W Morningstar, E Murphy, D Narayanan, K Phadke, K Rotermund, J Sreevani, B Stalder, A Stark, M Strandet, M Tang, A Weiss

According to the current understanding of cosmic structure formation, the precursors of the most massive structures in the Universe began…


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