Institute of Astronomy

Dr Benjamin Moster

Research

  • Empirical Galaxy Formation Models
  • Subhalo Abundance Matching
  • Hydrodynamical Simulations (SPHGal)
  • Galaxy Mergers
  • Semi-Analytic Modelling
  • Dark Matter
  • Cosmology

Selected papers

  • Moster, Maccio' & Somerville, 2013,
    Numerical hydrodynamic simulations based on semi-analytic galaxy merger trees: method and Milky-Way like galaxies
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 437,1027
  • Moster, Naab & White, 2013,
    Galactic star formation and accretion histories from matching galaxies to dark matter haloes
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 428, 3121
  • Moster, Maccio', Somerville, Naab & Cox, 2011,
    The effects of a hot gaseous halo in galaxy major mergers
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 415, 3750
  • Moster, Somerville, Newman & Rix, 2011,
    A Cosmic Variance Cookbook
    The Astrophysical Journal, 731, 113
  • Moster, Somerville, Maulbetsch, van den Bosch, Maccio', Naab & Oser, 2010, 
    Constraints on the relationship between stellar mass and halo mass at low and high redshift
    The Astrophysical Journal, 710, 903

Career

  • since 2013: Kavli Fellow at the IoA in Cambridge
  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral researcher at the MPA in Garching
  • Nov 2010: Postdoctoral researcher at the MPIA in Heidelberg
  • Nov. 2, 2010: PhD Thesis at the University of Heidelberg
    Title of thesis: Hydrodynamic Simulations of Cosmological Galaxy Merger Trees
    Supervisors: Dr. Andrea Macciò, MPIA
    Prof. Rachel Somerville, STScI
  • Jan-Jul 2009: Research scholar at STScI in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2007-2010: Doctoral student in astronomy at the MPIA and the University of Heidelberg
  • Sep. 19, 2007: Diploma (M.S.) at the University of Heidelberg 
    Title of thesis: Constraints on halo occupation statistics and galaxy clustering at high redshift 
    Supervisor: Prof. Rachel Somerville, MPIA
  • 2005-2007: Research assistant at the MPIA (Supervisor: Ch. Leinert)
  • 2004-2007: Study of physics and astronomy at the University of Heidelberg
  • Sep. 6, 2004: Intermediate diploma (B.A.) at the University of Karlsruhe
  • 2002-2004: Study of physics at the University of Karlsruhe
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