High-resolution Cosmological Simulations of Disc Galaxies
Dr Daisuke Kawata
ESA's next cornerstone mission, Gaia, will uncover revolutionary detailed views of the Milky Way. In addition, the large scale survey, like Euclid, will provide us the snapshots of the formation history of the disc galaxies, like the Milky Way. Computer simulation of galaxy formation is a powerful tool to connect these snapshots information, and help us to understand the physical process of galaxy formation and evolution. The objective of this project is to improve and optimise the MSSL's original particle-based galactic chemodynamics code, GCD+, on the state-of-the art supercomputers in the UK and Europe, and run unprecedentedly high-resolution numerical simulations of the disc galaxy formation to compare with the future observations and study the galaxy formation.
We seek a student who like computer programming and enthusiastic to tackle the challenging project.
Snapshots from a cosmological simulations with GCD+. Dark matter density map of a portion of the cosmological simulation volume (upper panels), and predicted B-band image of the simulated disc galaxy.