WS19/20
Theoretical and Numerical Elements of Galaxy Formation and Evolution

Overview

Lecturer:
Annalisa Pillepich (MPIA)
Term: Winter semester, 2019 – 2020
Dates: October 18th 2019 through February 7th 2020
Times: Weekly: Fridays 09:15 – 11:00 am
Location: Philosophenweg 12, seminar room R068
Maximum number of students: 10

Syllabus: coming soon

Details: This is a Master Seminar on Theoretical and Numerical Elements of Galaxy Formation and Evolution.

Students will be proposed about 16 topics with associated literature and reading material and each of the student will prepare a 45 minute talk on the chosen topic (with slides and in English). After the talk, the class will participate to a scientific discussion and we will all provide feedback in relation to the modes and contents of the presentation.


Topics will include (tentative):

  • analytical foundations for the formation of galaxies within dark-matter haloes
  • numerical techniques: gravity
  • numerical techniques: hydrodynamics
  • numerical techniques: radiative transfer
  • numerical techniques: magnethohydrodynamics
  • from dark-matter haloes to galaxies: N-body simulations
  • from dark-matter haloes to galaxies: semi-analytical models
  • from dark-matter haloes to galaxies: hydrodynamical simulations
  • hierarchical growth of structure in an expanding Universe: gravitational collapse
  • hierarchical growth of structure in an expanding Universe: mass functions
  • hierarchical growth of structure in an expanding Universe: spatial clustering
  • elements of stellar evolution and metal enrichment
  • feedback and the baryonic cycle
  • the physics of galaxy clusters
  • matter components and distributions within haloes
  • the spatial distribution of galaxies (and the baryonic acoustic oscillations)


Exam (required for credits): seminar, 90% attendance, final report

Important: To get credit points for the lectures it is necessary to enroll. To enroll and attend please send an email to pillepich@mpia.de

Lehre, Studium und Forschung: Lehre, Studium und Forschung Module MVSem (2CP): LSF

 
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