Incorporating the molecular gas phase in galaxy-size numerical simulations : first applications in dwarf galaxies

We present models of the coupled evolution of the gaseous and stellar content of galaxies using a hybrid N-body/hydrodynamics code, a Jeans mass criterion for the onset of star formation from gas, while incorporating for the first time the formation of H 2 out of HI gas as part of such a model. We do so by formulating a subgrid model for gas clouds that… CONTINUE READING