MUFASA: Simulations of galaxy formation for MeerKAT science

Romeel S Dave, M. Rafieferantsoa

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Abstract

We present the MUFASA simulations, a new suite of cosmological hydrodynamic simulations for galaxy formation and intergalactic medium evolution, and describe some use cases for MeerKAT science. The MUFASA simulations use state of the art modeling techniques and updated micro-physics prescriptions to produce among the most realistic descriptions of the galaxy population ever achieved numerically. Here we outline various avenues by which MUFASA will be used to help guide and interpret observations to be done with MeerKAT, focusing particularly on the LADUMA, MIGHTEE, MHONGOOSE, and MALS Key Project Surveys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 MeerKAT Science: On the Pathway to the SKA, MeerKAT 2016 - Stellenbosch, South Africa
Duration: May 25 2016May 27 2016

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