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

A massive core for a cluster of galaxies at a redshift of 4.3

T. Miller, S. Chapman, M. Aravena, M. Ashby, C. Hayward, J. Vieira, A. Weiß, A. Babul, M. Béthermin, C. Bradford, M. Brodwin, J. Carlstrom, C.-C. Chen, D. Cunningham, C. De Breuck, A. Gonzalez, T. Greve, J. Harnett, Y. Hezaveh, K. Lacaille, K. Litke, J. Ma, M. Malkan, D. Marrone, W. Morningstar, E. Murphy, D. Narayanan, E. Pass, R. Perry, K. Phadke, D. Rennehan, K. Rotermund, J. Simpson, J. Spilker, J. Sreevani, A. Stark, M. Strandet, A. Strom

Massive galaxy clusters are now found as early as 3 billion years after the Big Bang, containing stars that formed…


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