Observing the Universe is one thing, comprehending it quite another. This research group uses cutting-edge simulations developed in-house that are run on the WA-based Pawsey super-computer.
The state-of-the-art models developed by ICRAR use a range of techniques including numerical and hydro-dynamical simulations, semi-analytic modelling and semi-empirical modelling to create accurate pre-dictions of astrophysical processes including galaxy formation, galactic gas accretion and cosmic structure.
Currently, several competing models of dark matter and dark energy are being tested for their agreement with new galaxy observations and the large-scale structure of the Universe, with the aim to validate or dismiss potential cosmological models. Projects offered here tie in very closely with the other research groups at ICRAR/UWA, and as such there is a great emphasis on galaxy evolution, gas fuelling and the accurate simulations of planned next-generation surveys (ASKAP and WAVES).
- A new theory of globular cluster formation with multiple stellar populations
- Environmental effects on galaxy evolution at multi-wavelengths
- Origin of the Magellanic Clouds
- The Angular Momentum Distribution in Galaxies
- The Origin of Nuclear Star Clusters and their Co-evolution with Super-Massive Black Holes
- The role of feedback from x-ray binaries in galaxy formation and evolution
- The Positives and Negatives of Feedback from Super-Massive Black Holes
- Testing Theories of Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation with Satellite Galaxies
- Robust Models of Galaxy Formation in Non-Standard Cosmologies
- Substructure in dark matter halos around galaxies
- The dynamical memory of dark matter halos around galaxies
- MODELLING OF NEXT-GENERATION 3D GALAXY DATA