Faculty of Science Racah Institute of Physics Icpl Cluster

Galaxy Formation
Dr. Y. Birnboim
We study gas processes associated with galaxy formation such as accretion shocks and atomic cooling of gas in computer simulations and analytic analysis. The hydrodynamic simulations used trace the dark-matter and baryons from the big-bang until present day, tracing the amount of gas and stars, and allowing comparison with astrophysical observations. In this context we also investigate the effects of magnetic fields, and cosmic ray particles on galaxy formation and on the behavior of the interstellar matter galaxies. galaxy_formation_simulation_result_image
[ M.N. Royal Astro. Soc. , 345 (2003) 349; Nature, 457 (2009) 451 ]

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