Our research interests include many aspects of galaxy evolution, from star formation, stellar feedback, and galactic winds to the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and galaxies, the circumgalactic medium, and the growth of large scale structure in the Universe. Most of our research consists on developing large cosmological hydrodynamic simulations and analysis tools to understand the multi-scale physical processes that govern galaxy evolution. Our group plays a key role in several multi-institutional collaborations:
- We use the SIMBA large-volume cosmological hydrodynamic simulations to study statistical populations of galaxies and supermassive black holes.
- We perform FIRE "zoom-in" simulations to study the detailed internal properties of individual galaxies at high resolution in a full cosmological context.
- We co-lead the CAMELS project using thousands of simulations to train machine learning algorithms for many applications in cosmology and galaxy formation.
- We develop the IGNIS project to resolve for the first time the growth and impact of supermassive black holes simultaneously across the full range of spatial scales.
- We are part of the SMAUG collaboration on multi-scale astrophysics to understand galaxies, based at Flatiron Institute's Center for Computational Astrophysics.