Colloquium: Joel Pfeffer (Liverpool John Moores University) "The E-MOSAICS project: simulating the formation and evolution of galaxies and their globular cluster systems across full cosmic history"

Date & time

11am–12pm 11 May 2017


Duffield Lecture Theatre


Katherine Blundell (University of Oxford)


We present the E-MOSAICS project (MOdelling Star cluster system Assembly In Cosmological Simulations in the context of EAGLE): a suite of cosmological, hydrodynamical simulations run with the EAGLE model that includes a semi-analytic model for star cluster formation and disruption. This is the first work to self-consistently model the formation and evolution of star clusters through cosmic history in fully cosmological, hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation. The project includes zoom simulations of Milky Way-like analogues, galaxy groups and massive galaxy clusters. We will show how globular cluster and young massive cluster populations can form through the same mechanisms and how globular cluster population properties relate to the formation histories of their host galaxy.

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