New Paper: AGORA Comparison Project, Isolated Galaxies

The AGORA Collaboration, primarily led by Ji-hoon Kim, aims to compare various computational astrophysics simulation code in several different tests. In our second paper (arXiv), we use the isolated disk galaxy as a test bed, comparing nine codes. Differences between the final results are small and are more dependent on the input physics instead of the underlying numerical methods. This work verifies the use of past, current, and future galaxy simulations as an accurate tool to understand the astrophysical processes governing star and galaxy formation through cosmic time.


07 Oct 2016

  • (abs, pdf) Davé et al., MUFASA: Galaxy star formation, gas, and metal properties across cosmic time
  • (abs, pdf) Marinacci et al., Properties of HI discs in the Auriga cosmological simulations
  • (abs, pdf) Reines et al., Deep Chandra Observations of the Compact Starburst Galaxy Henize 2-10: X-rays from the Massive Black Hole
  • (abs, pdf) Amorisco et al., The globular cluster systems of 54 Coma ultra-diffuse galaxies: statistical constraints from HST data
  • (abs, pdf) Lima et al., The Pairing of Accreting Massive Black Holes in Multiphase Circumnuclear Disks: the Interplay between Radiative Cooling, Star Formation, and Feedback Processes

06 Oct 2016

  • (abs, pdf) Rey-Raposo et al., The roles of stellar feedback and galactic environment in star forming molecular clouds
  • (abs, pdf) Grand et al., The Auriga Project: the properties and formation mechanisms of disc galaxies across cosmic time
  • (abs, pdf) Martin et al., The PAndAS view of the Andromeda satellite system – II. Detailed properties of 23 M31 dwarf spheroidal galaxies
  • (abs, pdf) Snyder et al., Massive Close Pairs Measure Rapid Galaxy Assembly in Mergers at High Redshift
  • (abs, pdf) Sanchez et al., Cosmological Hydrodynamic Simulations of Preferential Accretion in the SMBH of Milky Way Size Galaxies

05 Oct 2016

  • (abs, pdf) Dooley et al., An observer’s guide to the (Local Group) dwarf galaxies: predictions for their own dwarf satellite populations
  • (abs, pdf) Guszejnov et al., Protostellar Feedback in Turbulent Fragmentation: Consequences for Stellar Clustering and Multiplicity
  • (abs, pdf) Benson, The Mass Function of Unprocessed Dark Matter Halos and Merger Tree Branching Rates
  • (abs, pdf) Cattaneo, The slow death of most galaxies

04 Oct 2016

  • (abs, pdf) Gilmer et al., Effects of Dimensionality on Pair-Instability Supernova Explosions
  • (abs, pdf) Bouwens et al., The z~6 Luminosity Function Fainter than -15 mag from the Hubble Frontier Fields: New Insights into the Impact of Magnification Uncertainties
  • (abs, pdf) Chen et al., How the First Stars Regulated Star Formation: Enrichment by Nearby Supernovae
  • (abs, pdf) Miranda et al., Signatures of metal-free star formation in Planck 2015 Polarization Data