Springer Theses

The Physics of Galaxy Formation

Authors: Lagos, Claudia Del P.

  • Nominated by the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis 2012
  • Presents new treatment of star formation and supernova feedback in simulations of galaxy formation
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This thesis addresses two of the central processes which underpin the formation of galaxies: the formation of stars and the injection of energy into the interstellar medium from supernovae, called feedback. In her work Claudia Lagos has completely overhauled the treatment of these processes in simulations of galaxy formation. Her thesis makes two major breakthroughs, and represents the first major steps forward in these areas in more than a decade. Her work has enabled, for the first time, predictions to be made which can be compared against new observations which probe the neutral gas content of galaxies, opening up a completely novel way to constrain the models. The treatment of feedback from supernovae, and how this removes material from the interstellar medium, is also likely to have a lasting impact on the field.

Claudia Lagos Ph.D. thesis was nominated by the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis 2012.

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Dr. Claudia Lagos received her PhD in 2012 at the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University. She also received the Keith Nicholas Prize from the Department of Physics, Durham University, for Outstanding overall performance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lagos, Claudia Del P.

    Pages 1-19

  • The Galaxy Formation Model

    Lagos, Claudia Del P.

    Pages 21-38

  • On the Impact of Empirical and Theoretical Star Formation Laws on Galaxy Formation

    Lagos, Claudia Del P.

    Pages 39-69

  • Cosmic Evolution of the Atomic and Molecular Gas Content of Galaxies and Scaling Relations

    Lagos, Claudia Del P.

    Pages 71-111

  • Predictions for the CO Emission of Galaxies from a Coupled Simulation of Galaxy Formation and Photon Dominated Regions

    Lagos, Claudia Del P.

    Pages 113-165

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Physics of Galaxy Formation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01526-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01526-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01525-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34604-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
86 illustrations in colour
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