Introducing the Illustris Project: the evolution of galaxy populations across cosmic time

  title={Introducing the Illustris Project: the evolution of galaxy populations across cosmic time},
  author={Shy Genel and Mark Vogelsberger and Volker Springel and Debora Sijacki and Dylan Nelson and Gregory F. Snyder and Vicente Rodriguez-Gomez and Paul Torrey and Lars E. Hernquist},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
We present an overview of galaxy evolution across cosmic time in the Illustris Simulation. Illustris is an N-body/hydrodynamical simulation that evolves 2*1820^3 resolution elements in a (106.5Mpc)^3 box from cosmological initial conditions down to z=0 using the AREPO moving-mesh code. The simulation uses a state-of-the-art set of physical models for galaxy formation that was tuned to reproduce the z=0 stellar mass function and the history of the cosmic star-formation rate density. We find that… 

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