Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Disk Galaxy Formation : the Magnetization of the Cold and Warm Medium

@inproceedings{Wang2007MagnetohydrodynamicSO,
  title={Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of Disk Galaxy Formation : the Magnetization of the Cold and Warm Medium},
  author={Peng Yu Wang and Tom Abel},
  year={2007}
}
Using magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) adaptive mesh refinement simulations, we study the formation and early evolution of disk galaxies with a magnetized interstellar medium. For a 10 M⊙ halo with initial NFW dark matter and gas profiles, we impose a uniform 10 G magnetic field and follow its collapse, disk formation and evolution up to 1 Gyr. Comparing to a… CONTINUE READING