Institute of Astronomy

CLUES: Constrained Local UniversE Simulations

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Alexander Knebe, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid10 February 2011Institute of Astronomy Colloquia


The Local Group and its environment is the most well observed region of the universe. Only in this unique environment can we study structure formation on scales as small as that of very low mass dwarf galaxies. The main goal of the CLUES project is to provide constrained simulations of the local universe designed to be used as a numerical laboratory of the current paradigm. The simulations will be used for unprecedented analysis of the complex dark matter and gasdynamical processes which govern the formation of galaxies. The predictions of these experiments can be easily compared with the detailed observations of our galactic neighborhood and the latest results will be presented during the talk.