Lyα emitters in a cosmological volume – I. The impact of radiative transfer

  title={Ly$\alpha$ emitters in a cosmological volume – I. The impact of radiative transfer},
  author={Siddhartha Gurung-L{\'o}pez and {\'A}lvaro A Orsi and Silvia Bonoli and Carlton M Baugh and Cedric G Lacey},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Lyman-α emitters (LAEs) are a promising target to probe the large scale structure of the Universe at high redshifts, z ≳ 2. However, their detection is sensitive to radiative transfer effects that depend on local astrophysical conditions. Thus, modeling the bulk properties of this galaxy population remains challenging for theoretical models. Here we develop a physically-motivated scheme to predict LAEs in cosmological simulations. The escape of Lyα photons is computed using a Monte Carlo… 
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