# On the assembly of dwarf galaxies in clusters and their efficient formation of globular clusters

@article{Mistani2016OnTA,
title={On the assembly of dwarf galaxies in clusters and their efficient formation of globular clusters},
author={Pouria Mistani and Laura V. Sales and Annalisa Pillepich and R{\'u}ben S{\'a}nchez-Janssen and Mark Vogelsberger and Dylan Nelson and Vicente Rodriguez-Gomez and Paul Torrey and Lars Hernquist},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2016},
volume={455},
pages={2323-2336}
}
• Published 31 August 2015
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Galaxy clusters contain a large population of low mass dwarf elliptical galaxies whose exact origin is unclear: their colors, structural properties and kinematics differ substantially from those of dwarf irregulars in the field. We use the Illustris cosmological simulation to study differences in the assembly paths of dwarf galaxies (3e8 < M_*/M_sun < 1e10) according to their environment. We find that cluster dwarfs achieve their maximum total and stellar mass on average ~ 8 and ~ 4.5 Gyr ago…

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