The Intra-Halo Stellar Component in cosmological simulations of galaxy formation

Rodrigo Adolfo Canas Vazquez

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

In our concordance cosmology, large galaxies assemble through multiple mergers of smaller galaxies. During this process, tidal forces strip loosely bound stars, leaving imprints of these interactions in the form of a faint and diffuse stellar envelope around galaxies, which holds important information about their assembly histories. In this thesis, I study this Intra-Halo Stellar Component using state-of-the-art cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy formation. The goal is to understand the physical mechanisms that shape its abundance and properties across entire galaxy populations.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date3 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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