• Which physical processes are responsible for the quenching of star formation in massive galaxies?
• What is the structure and composition of the halo gas surrounding massive galaxies?
• What are the physical conditions of sub-millimeter bright galaxies and why are they so luminous?
• How are star formation, stellar feedback, gas inflows, and outflows interconnected?
MassiveFIRE is a suite of high-resolution cosmological simulations designed to address how massive galaxies form and evolve at early times. MassiveFIRE implements the comprehensive stellar feedback model developed as part of the Feedback in Realistic Environments (FIRE) zoom-in simulation project, which has been successful in reproducing observed galaxy properties without the need to fine-tune model parameters. First results based on MassiveFIRE have been published and can be found on the dedicated project website.
• Feldmann R., Hopkins P.F., Quataert E., Faucher-Giguère C.-A., Kereš D. (2016): The formation of massive, quiescent galaxies at cosmic noon, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 458 (1): L14-L18
• Feldmann R., Quataert E., Hopkins P.F., Faucher-Giguère C.-A., Kereš D. (2017): Colours, Star formation Rates, and Environments of Star forming and Quiescent Galaxies at the Cosmic Noon, eprint arXiv:1610.02411
Contact: Prof. Dr. Robert Feldmann