Interacting galaxies in the IllustrisTNG simulations – II: star formation in the post-merger stage

  title={Interacting galaxies in the IllustrisTNG simulations – II: star formation in the post-merger stage},
  author={Maan H Hani and Hayman Gosain and Sara L. Ellison and David R Patton and Paul Torrey},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Galaxy mergers are a major evolutionary transformation whose effects are borne out by a plethora of observations and numerical simulations. However, most previous simulations have used idealized, isolated, binary mergers and there has not been significant progress on studying statistical samples of galaxy mergers in large cosmological simulations. We present a sample of 27 691 post-merger (PM) galaxies (0c ≤ z ≤ 1) identified from IllustrisTNG: a cosmological, large box, magnetohydrodynamical… 
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