Ram pressure stripping, the removal of a satellite galaxy’s gas as it orbits within a more massive halo, may be an important mechanism driving galaxy quenching. Hydrodynamic simulations are a very useful tool to determine under what conditions galaxies may be ram pressure stripped, and to predict observational signatures of different local environments. In this talk I will discuss how ram pressure stripping simulations can be used to probe the local intracluster medium and gain insight into the evolution of stripped gas, as well as challenges facing comparisons of ram pressure stripping simulations and observations.
Yale Astronomy & Astrophysics Colloquium - Stephanie Tonnesen
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 2:30pm
Simons Foundation - Center for Computational Astrophysics Flatiron Institute
Using Simulations to Interpret Ram Pressure Stripping Observations
Watson Center A-51
60 Sachem StreetNew Haven, CT 06511