Title: Forward modelling in EAGLE: Learning from virtual observations of simulated galaxies
Abstract: The EAGLE simulations first landed in 2015, modelling the evolution of galaxies and structures within a cosmological volume. Alongside the Illustris simulations, these represented a step-change in realism for galaxy formation models by many metrics, yielding a population that reproduced global properties well, from galaxy stellar mass functions to the cosmic star formation rate. However, a meaningful comparison between simulations and data requires understanding how to translate between observations and physical properties of interest. I will describe my work using these simulations to generate virtual observables for direct comparison to data, and what insights we can gain into real galaxies by using them.
Topic: Tuesday Lunch Talk
Date: Nov 24, 2020 11:51 AM London