Simulating Galaxy Formation and Evolution

We perform cutting-edge hydrodynamical simulations of structure formation in an expanding Universe dominated by dark energy and cold dark matter. These are used to predict properties of the galaxy population and thus identify successes and failure of the

Horizon simulation: Volume (~5 Mpc on a side) extracted from the state-of-the-art Horizon-noAGN (left) and Horizon-AGN (right: identical to Horizon-noAGN but featuring super massive black holes) simulations. Green: gas density; Red: gas temperature; Blue: gas metallicity.