Galaxies on FIRE (Feedback In Realistic Environments): stellar feedback explains cosmologically inefficient star formation

@article{Hopkins2014GalaxiesOF,
  title={Galaxies on FIRE (Feedback In Realistic Environments): stellar feedback explains cosmologically inefficient star formation},
  author={Philip F. Hopkins and Dus̆an Keres̆ and Jose O{\~n}orbe and Claude-Andr{\'e} Faucher-Gigu{\`e}re and Eliot Quataert and Norman W. Murray and James S Bullock},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={445},
  pages={581-603}
}
We present a series of high-resolution cosmological simulations of galaxy formation to z = 0, spanning halo masses ∼10^8–10^(13) M⊙, and stellar masses ∼10^4–10^(11) M⊙. Our simulations include fully explicit treatment of the multiphase interstellar medium and stellar feedback. The stellar feedback inputs (energy, momentum, mass, and metal fluxes) are taken directly from stellar population models. These sources of feedback, with zero adjusted parameters, reproduce the observed relation between… Expand
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