Figuring Out Gas and Galaxies in Enzo

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact Information:

Have questions? Please contact Martha Devaud.


The circumgalactic medium (CGM) is a dynamic, multiphase reservoir of gas regulating the flow of gas between galaxies and intergalactic medium. I will present new results from the FOGGIE (Figuring Out Gas & Galaxies In Enzo) simulation suite, wherein we achieve unprecedented circumgalactic resolution in a cosmological context. With FOGGIE, we are finding that resolving the small-scale structure of the simulated CGM has important ramifications for interpreting and predicting both observable circumgalactic gas and the galaxies themselves. A central tenet of the FOGGIE program is using synthetic data to make predictions for and interpret data from current and future observatories. I will conclude by showing how FOGGIE is uniquely situated for benefiting from the next generation of supercomputers and thus exploring the gas-galaxy connection that observatories of the next several decades will unravel.

Speaker:  Molly Peeples (STScI)


All 2020 Spring Colloquia talks are held on Wednesdays in the STScI John N. Bahcall Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. preceded by tea at 2:45 p.m.

Please direct questions or comments to the contact above. The 2019-20 committee members are Paule Sonnentrucker (STScI Chair), Annalisa Calamida (STScI), Will Fischer (STScI), Ethan Vishniac (JHU Co-chair), Kevin Schlaufman (JHU), and Graeme Addison (JHU).