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Cosmological Zoom simulations

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Author: Rautio, Riku-Petteri1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Science, Physics
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 5.3 MB)
Pages: 22
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : R.-P. Rautio, 2016
Publish Date: 2016-10-27
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
Cosmological “zoom-in” simulations are a modern class of numerical simulations with many interesting uses. In zooms an area of interest, such as a galaxy, is resolved to a high degree, while it’s surroundings are left at a coarser resolution to relieve the computational burden. Here I review some recent studies using zoom simulations and discuss the benefits and potential of zoom simulations compared to regular numerical simulations as well as semianalytic models. I will focus on the advantages of the increased resolution in zooms, such as the ability to resolve giant molecular clouds and to better model high redshift galaxies.
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