Welcome to the home page of the Galaxies and Cosmology Theory group led by Annalisa Pillepich.

Research

We focus on modeling and understanding the formation and evolution of cosmic structures and galaxies in the context of the standard cosmological model and its plausible alternatives.

 

Our goals

  1. to provide a self-consistent theoretical framework for the interpretation of observations pertaining the Local Universe, as well as galaxies at higher redshifts and in diverse environments
  2. to advance the modeling of baryonic processes in galaxy formation, and therefore to quantify their effects onto the underlying DM structures
  3. to ultimately enhance the reliability of galaxies and galaxy clusters as tools to refine and test the fundamentals of the ΛCDM model

 

Science Keywords

Numerical Galaxy Formation and Numerical Cosmology
Halo Gas, Feedback, Clusters of Galaxies and Large-Scale Structure

Galaxy Evolution, including Milky Way’s Structure and Assembly
21 cm, Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cosmology
Primordial Fluctuations, Inflation, and Primordial non-Gaussianity

 

Main Methods

Gravity + magneto-hydrodynamics cosmological numerical simulations of galaxies

Statistical analysis of synthetic datasets; forward modeling of simulated data

Cosmological-parameter inference; analytical cosmological perturbation theory

 

 

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