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Type: Journal article
Title: The MaGICC volume: reproducing statistical properties of high-redshift galaxies
Author: Kannan, R.
Stinson, G.S.
Maccío, A.V.
Brook, C.
Weinmann, S.M.
Wadsley, J.
Couchman, H.M.P.
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014; 437(4):3529-3539
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0035-8711
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Rahul Kannan, Greg S. Stinson, Andrea V. Macciò, Chris Brook, Simone M. Weinmann, James Wadsley, Hugh M. P. Couchman
Abstract: We present a cosmological hydrodynamical simulation of a representative volume of the Universe, as part of the Making Galaxies in a Cosmological Context (MaGICC) project. MaGICC uses a thermal implementation for supernova and early stellar feedback. This work tests the feedback model at lower resolution across a range of galaxy masses, morphologies and merger histories. The simulated sample compares well with observations of high-redshift galaxies (z ≥ 2) including the stellar mass–halo mass (M⋆-Mh) relation, the galaxy stellar mass function (GSMF) at low masses (M⋆ < 5 × 1010 M⊙) and the number density evolution of low-mass galaxies. The poor match of M⋆-Mh and the GSMF at high masses (M⋆ ≥ 5 × 1010 M⊙) indicates that supernova feedback is insufficient to limit star formation in these haloes. At z = 0, our model produces too many stars in massive galaxies and slightly underpredicts the stellar mass around L⋆ mass galaxy. Altogether our results suggest that early stellar feedback, in conjunction with supernova feedback, plays a major role in regulating the properties of low-mass galaxies at high redshift.
Keywords: Methods: numerical; galaxies: abundances; galaxies: evolution; galaxies: formation; galaxies: star formation; galaxies: stellar content
Rights: © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stt2144
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